Does anyone want to try mailing 10 cents to Gretsch to see if they have any of those autographed 8 x 10s left?
WHAT HAPPENED TO VISTOSO BOSSES?? I’m kind of bummed that the aesthetic on display here never really caught on, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out that they were just about 5 years too early with it.
Cover Design for Upton Sinclair’s Der Sumpf (The Jungle) — John Heartfield, 1928
“One of Heartfield’s longest engagements entailed designing book covers for Malik Verlag. This press, run by his brother Wieland Herzfelde, aimed to make leftist books on social issues inexpensively available to the German public. Since many of the authors were little known or foreign, the dust cover was important in attracting attention.
This book is a German translation of California author Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (Der Sumpf in German). The jacket for Der Sumpf was noted for the extended scale of its image, covering the front, back, and spine of the book.”