Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Gothic Cover Art of Victor Kalin

These 1960s paperback covers comprise only a fraction of the output of American-born illustrator Victor Kalin (1919-1991). The man was incredibly prolific, with his work appearing first in the slick magazines of the 1940s, then thriving during the paperback boom of the 1950s and '60s. In the later '60s and into the 1970s Kalin moved on to painting record album covers. His art really is iconic for each decade it appeared in; you've seen plenty of his work without, perhaps, even knowing his name!




1 comment:

Todd said...

And I wasn't aware Howard Rigsby had written any novels, even one Paperback Library in its...Enterprising...way might (mis?)label a gothic. He wrote some memorable horror short fiction...now I might have to lok for this one...