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Saturday, October 8

Arabella Book Cover

I'm not fond of many old yellowed paperback book covers. They make a book seem so dated and anachronistic. But there is something about this 1960s German illustration of Georgette Heyer's Arabella that seems as fresh and retro as an episode of Mad Men. The ink brush lines are full of explosive energy and yet the figure's back is ramrod straight, as Regency custom dictated. Arabella's expression reminds me of a fresh-faced Audrey Hepburn, whose fame reached its peak around the time this edition of the book was published. And who can fault the artist's smart use of color blocking?  Je t'aime.


4 comments:

Karen K. said...

I actually really like that cover -- it's very retro! I can imagine someone from Mad Men reading it. Ich liebe es!

Ruth said...

I LOVE that cover - thanks for sharing!

Jana said...

I love it! Great illustration!

Raquel Sallaberry said...

I love it, too!