11 Dec

I started researching pulp magazine covers and came across some really interesting cover art illustrators.At the time the covers were important enough to sales that sometimes they would be designed first, authors would then be shown the cover art and asked to write a story to match. one of these artists was Earle Bergey:

Earle Bergey was an American illustrator who painted cover art for a wide range of magazines and paperback books. Today Bergey is best recognized for creating the iconic cover of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for Popular Library at the height of his career in 1948. His eye-catching paintings were predominately featured as covers on a wide array of pulp magazines, including romance as well as detective, adventure, aviation, and westerns. His style is really cool and would perfectly suit the detective genre.


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