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Judge a book by its … Vassos cover!

28 Aug

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Very cool Art Deco book bindings by well-known industrial and graphic designer, John Vassos. From 1927 to 1935, there were nine books illustrated by Vassos, which included graphic books by himself and his wife, Ruth, plus some of Oscar Wilde’s works. The Wolfsonian-FIU library collection for rare monographs houses the three books pictured here.

Vassos was also known for designing less literary items: the popular Peevy subway turnstiles, early television and radio cabinets, Hohner accordions, and shotguns.

Radio by Vassos

Radio by Vassos

“Phobia,” his book published in 1931, exhibited futuristic illustrations of claustrophobia, acrophobia, and mechanophobia. Visit JVJ Publishing to read more about this original artist.

"Phobia" illustration

“Phobia” illustration

 

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