Posts tagged design
The groovy retro future look of Logans Run (1976). The film frankly wasn’t that good but the set design was fantastic.
I love the jacket artwork of TV ‘annuals’ like these 1970s Star Trek ones which promise a whole lot of cosmic action and excitement. Inside are full colour comic strips (often reprints of previously issued comics), ‘Space facts,’ crosswords and slightly lame board games. Inevitably when I find these cheap at second hand shops some kid has scribbled all over it (glasses on Kirk, badly filled in crossword etc), but its all part of the fun.
I’m astounded by the care, planning and sheer artistry that went into the visual design of science fiction books in the 1960s and 70s. It would probably be called ‘branding’ these days. I picked up ‘Methuselah’s Children’ by Robert A Heinlein for a few dollars on the weekend just for the beautiful cover art by the late Gene Szafran. Searching for more of his work on the internet I came across this amazing series of book covers.