Sunday, October 12, 2008

Red and Blue Pulp Art

One of the more attractive aspects of the magazine and book illustrations of the 1950s is the two-tone printing process. A simple highlight of color could really make an illustration stand out and give added emphasis such as lust, fear and danger to the line art. While applying a single hue other than black to an illustration may have its true origin in economical publishing, the printing process itself created an art style that was unique and defined a creative era.

Amazing Stories (April 1953).

Mars Confidential!

The Way Home

Turnover Point

Turnover Point
Imagination (April 1956).

Zero Hour

Prison of a Billion Years

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