Stanislaw Lem – Solaris

Solaris Cover

Cover for the Stanislaw Lem Book “Solaris”. A slow-burning Sci-Fi ghost story converted to the screen as a Russian feature film (1974) then again by Steven Soderbergh (2002) starring George Clooney. Sorry, no information on the cover artist.


A book cover designed by the late Scottish Italian Artist Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005). Starting out working with collage’s of found object Paolozzi came to public attention in the 1960’s producing striking Screen Prints, and he also worked as a Sculptor. Paolozzi’s work is akin to the Pop Art movement of the time, although he described his work as Surrealist.

Read more about him here: He’s one of my favourite artist’s s I’ll be posting more up soon…

Carrier Command

Carrier Command US Box Art

A slice of Retro Sci-Fi in the form of Video Game Box Art. Carrier Command was a real-time Arcade/Strategy game from the late Eighties and was pretty advanced in it’s day. Read more about it at Wikipedia.

Nowadays game box art often features renderings and compositions based upon models from the game itself, 20 years ago game graphics were much more primitive so covers were more suggestive of gameplay. This cover (US Version) depicts the game main features and works despite some pretty naff elements Helmet / Ships Lasers. Artist unknown sorry…

El Lissitzky, Poster 1929

El Lissitzky – Poster for the Russian Exhibition in Zurich, 1929, and the original photomontage prep work.

Lazar Markovich Lissitzky (1890 – 1941), better known as El Lissitzky was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer, and architect. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus, Constructivist, and De Stijl movements and experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th century graphic design. Read more…

This inspiring image combines several of Lissitzky’s aforementioned skills, but best of all I really like the androgynous male/female illustration looking out of the frame – future gazing – in a way that typifies much of Constructivist Photomontage.

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