It Came From Italy....

In the cross-over interest category between book design and SF, I feel some of the distinguished readership may enjoy this post from the Caustic Cover Critic:

"Since 1952, Italian science-fiction magazine Urania has been publishing a novel or short-story collection (usually translated into Italian, rather than by an Italian author) each month. Over that time the covers have ranged from standard 1950s pulp to thuddingly obvious literalism to a sort of thick-eared surrealism that almost approaches genius with the extent of its awkward invention--like the work of a brain-damaged Dali forced to use his left hand only. The shoe-horning-in of a nude or semi-nude woman is also frequently necessary. Just sit back and marvel."

Follow the link to see a nice collection of covers. Worth it.

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