Monthly Archives: December 2012
Most books before WWII were simply the name of the book and author, with perhaps a small illustration, embossed or printed on the cover itself. The idea of a dust jacket didn’t come into prominence until after the war. Printing became more refined and the idea of commercial advertising and art was thriving. These books have all seen a multitude of covers with subsequent printings and editions – but these are the firsts. Some beautifully designed (Ulysses) some not, (The Shining).
Sainer & Bezt are 2 Polish street artists, that sometime paint individually and other times as the Etam Cru. Their murals are huge, one being 10 stories high and most taking up entire sides of buildings. The majority of their work is done in Poland with various pieces throughout Russia and Turkey. These guys aren’t your normal graffitti artists, though much of the work is done with spray paint. Check out their site at www.etamcru.com for more of their work and some cool time lapse videos.