These powerful, minimal designs with a Fauvist-like palette are a small selection of the art of Eyke Volkmer a German Graphic Artist/Illustrator. During the 60’s & 70’s Eyke worked closely with publishing House Wilhelm Goldmann, and during this period produced a total of 162 airbrushed covers for the SF series “Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher” and another 70 covers for the series “Goldmanns Zukunftsromane”, his publisher once remarked to Vokmer: “It doesn’t look like that in outer space.” but encouraged him to follow and develop his unique and prolific style.
You can see the full set of “Weltraum Taschenbücher” covers at covers http://www.weltraumtaschenbuch.de and there’s a full bio on Eyke here: http://www.weltraumtaschenbuch.de/pages/eyke_volkmer.html
Many thanks to Tommi Bren for getting in touch with the link, Tommi set up the
Another retro Sci-Fi Book cover from the golden era of SF Book covers – the 1970’s – this trippy cover is the work of Scottish Illustrator Wilson Mclean and was commissioned for the 1973 Ballatine edition of “Dilation Effect” penned by Douglas R.Mason
A little more on Wilson McLean at Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_McLean
and his official site: http://wilsonmclean.com/
Art via Flickr User: mystique123_2000 << recommended Photostream.
Beautiful B/W graphite art from the extremely quirky world of David Jien
David recently graduated from the art centre college of design and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Most of his drawings are about certain cultures and rituals that take place in a parallel world, David describes this as “my metaverse”.
Notes on the Images:
Top: Wildstyling at Bat Mountain (great title!)
2nd Top: Top Wizard 1
3rd Top: Galmara
David’s notes on Galmara:
“Galmara” is the name of a house, over time, the natural landscape around the house is slowly reclaiming it. Instead of fighting it, the lady who lives in the house has embraced this and allows the animals and trees to live with her. Galmara’s windows and doors are always open. She does, however,
Some pretty far out and slightly Horrific Psychedelic Fantasy Illustration from English artist Patrick Woodroffe. this piece used a cover art for the 1974 edition of Micheal Moorcock’s ‘The Oak and The Ram’ published by Quartet buy atorvastatin 20 mg uk Books, London.
Art is via Flickr User: Jovike, I highly reccomend checking out his Photostream over there, loads of super cool stuff including retro SF novel covers and Record Sleeves….. Also Check his Blog: http://www.enkil.demon.co.uk/
A small sample of Irish Illustrator’s Harry Clarke’s (1889–1931) work for Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” first published in 1923…
Art Via http://ajourneyroundmyskull.blogspot.com” (an amazing blog!) full article here: http://ow.ly/JE9V
Originally spotted via butdoesitfloat.com
First of all apologies regarding the hiatus between posting on Sci-Fi-O-Rama, no excuses! So then, SCSI cables are dusted off, my SyQuest drive’s green light is flickering, just waiting then for the Scanner to warm up and Photoshop 3.0 to load… Hmmm, f*ck that, let’s start then instead with a something from my favourite Flickr bank – a psychedelic Mike Hinge book cover produced for Neal Barret Jr’s 1971 Novel “The Leaves of Time”.
I love the work of New Zealand born Mike Hinge and have featured his work three times before, and I’m also lucky enough to own a copy his uber rare portfolio book “The Mike Hinge Experience” and I’ll post some more from that soon…. There’s a little more on the life of Mike here at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hinge
This Image comes via Flickr User via Flickr User mystique123_2000 who actually trades in vintage & rare books (cool!). See more