Designer, illustrator and record cover maestro Jim Flora was a master of many forms. Although he died in 1998 he left a legacy that has been difficult to categorize. While much of his zany, expressionistic work has been collected into books by flame-keeper Irwin Chusid, many designers today still do not know much about him. For example, he also illustrated and authored children’s books throughout the 1960s and ’70s.
Feral House has disinterred Grandpa’s Ghost Stories in time for the Halloween season. These ghoulish tales are somewhat different from the Jazz record covers Flora is best known for having produced, but there are some curious similarities. Like much of his work, there are elements of the spooky and silly. Moreover, it is a treat to see more of Flora’s lesser-known work. No tricks, either.
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