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A Gallery of Ed Emshwiller covers from the 50’s and 60’s

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Ed Emshwiller Christmas cover for Galaxy Science Fiction - Jan. 1956

Theres’a a large gallery of Ed Emshwiller covers over at The Geeky Nerfherder. I found them this morning through Charlie Jane Anders’ helpful link at i09.

Ed Emshwiller 1950's magazine cover

Emshwiller is probably best remembered for the Christmas covers he used to paint for Galaxy magazine. (In fact I’ve been meaning to do a sort of homage to those for the Pulp-O-Mizer; just haven’t gotten around to it.)

But he painted plenty of covers that didn’t feature a four-armed Santa Claus, and it’s nice to see so many of them collected together.

These are a little too modern for my taste; that might be because some, like the Andre Norton book covers, are things that I can actually remember. But – all questions of anti-nostalgia and decade prejudice aside – there’s some fine work in there.

Once you’re done browsing, you can read a bit more about Emshwiller at The Field Guide To Wild American Pulp Artists.

3 responses to “A Gallery of Ed Emshwiller covers from the 50’s and 60’s
rainycity1 says:
September 13th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

yeah, it’s always a little interesting to I see things I’m very familiar with presented as ‘vintage’ or ‘classic’. 😉

Bradley W. Schenck says:
September 14th, 2014 at 7:59 am
rainycity1 says:
September 15th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Define ‘adult’….

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