Monday, January 16, 2012

It's About Time!

What red-blooded person WOULDN'T want to master time?

J. Allen St. John — The Man Who Mastered Time — 1929

If a person didn't recognize the art style enough to know this was by St. John, a person could recognize the typography style as his. Nearly all St. John's book covers had this elaborate type treatment that he designed and integrated into his moody and muted adventure paintings. And oh, a novel about "Time" — my favorite sub genre of sci-fi!


Annie said...

I'd love to master time. Time dictates.

I enjoy the atmosphere of this cover, the muted colors and soft focus, the wide eyed expression on the character's faces, and the integrated typography that literally dances.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Gracefully and aptly described, as always Annie.