Old-school superhero pinups by Stephen Langmead.
Shown here are Bat Woman, Sue Storm, Wasp and Crystal.
In Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, Taschen takes a look at the works of Alex Steinweiss, prolific artist and father of the modern album cover.
In 1940, as Columbia Records’ young new art director, Steinweiss pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record sales increased by over 800 per cent.
Over the next three decades, Steinweiss made thousands of original artworks for classical, jazz, and popular record covers for Columbia, Decca, London, and Everest; as well as logos, labels, advertising material, even his own typeface, the Steinweiss Scrawl.
Via Louxo’s Enjoyables.
At Her Vanity Table, inspired by Bettie Page and illustrated by Gene Bilbrew for EXOTIQUE #5, 1957.
Illustration by Matthieu Bourel for Stylist France about Sybil and multiple personality disorder. Jan 2015.
Poster by Gino Boccasile, 1955.
Illustrated vintage-style portraits with a dash of digital elements by Christian Sauget.