|Vintage Pulp||Feb 2 2014|
Pull the blinds and turn out the lights.
We’ve explored several cover motifs in pulp art, and another we’ve grown to appreciate is the use of venetian blind shadows or silhouettes. Always a dramatic addition to a cover, we could probably compile fifty of these, at least, but here are twenty examples. The artists—Olivier Brabbins, Emilio Freix, Robert Maguire, James Hodges, and others—use them to greater and lesser degrees, and opt for both literal and stylized renderings. For instance, the above cover from Maguire shows vertical shadows, but the sense of venetian blinds remains. As always, thanks to all the original uploaders.
Samuel A. KrasneyWilliam HaggardBrett HallidayCharlotte ArmstrongMark HalloranJules RoyMichael BryanA.S. FleischmanPeter RofalsLouis TrimbleJohn FarrisJohn Dickson CarrCharles E. FritchOlivier BrabbinsEmilio FreixRobert MaguireJ.D. SalingerLou D. WolfeJames HodgesDon ElliottEarl NormanOliver BrabbinsChristopher NicoleCarter Browncover artcover collectionliterature