Book jackets are a wellspring of graphic styles and often mirror what is going on in the design culture. I’ve long admired this pastiche of Russian constructivism for the book The Diary of a Communist Undergraduate from 1929. The author Nikolai Ognev (1888-1938)
I wish I knew who designed The American Male (bottom) from 1948. The jacket has the look of Lester Beall without the compositional drama of his classic collage work. Which just goes to show, its good to sign work, so that 60 years later someone like me can look you up.
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