alan e. cober · Herman Melville

Look Here: MOBY DICK and HOW… with cover art by Alan E. Cober


Here it is, only my second post of the new year, and already I’m feeling overburdened and under-inspired… so, no surprise, all I have to stimulate your photo-receptors today is yet another old cover, indifferently scanned by me from a battered paperback that I purchased for next to nothing from a local Thrift Store:


But wait a minute… I just remembered something…


Now this is sort of cool, I think… here’s the cover of premiere issue of How… Ideas & Technique in Graphic Design (November/December 1985), scanned by me, just now, from the exact copy of the magazine that I purchased brand new at an art-supply store back in the day, and FYI, the art, the art supplies, and the hairy hands in the photograph by Carl Fischer (b.1924) all belong to Alan E. Cober (1935-1998), who in 2011 was posthumously inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in illustration:


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