I’ve written a lot about Paolo Garretto (here and here and here). As you can see from these links, his work was emblematic of its time between the 1930s and ’50s when he was active. With streamlined airbrush rendering in a highly stylized manner, he was the epitome of art moderne or art deco. But this book cover for Lucio Ridenti’s (the nom de crayon of Ernesto Scialpi) From The Microphone to Your Heart is an uncharacteristic Futurist-inspired collage. Quite unusual, and even Garretto did not show it around.
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