(Cover for the 1964 edition of Piano Player (1952), Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
My whirlwind tour of the surreal covers of non-English language presses and artists continues! We ogled the inclines and declines of The Futuristic Cities of Lima de Freitas (Portugal, Livros do Brasil under the Argonauta imprint); awoke our inner desires to create minimalistic stamps and prints with the twelve-month sequence of Mariella Anderlini’s covers for Galassia (Italy); and were transported to Anderlini’s later landscapes of stylized mountains and edifices for Libra Editrice (Italy). I have many ideas for our future explorations…
…but first a range of SF covers by Atelier Heinrichs, Munich for Heyne Bücher (Germany). I cannot find information online for Atelier Heinrichs (albeit my German reading comprehension is average at best and I do not know the standard German SF resources). It is definitely not a full name but perhaps an artist working at the “atelier.” See isfdb’s brief entry. Other covers are grouped under Atelier Heinrichs and Bachmann and they are different in style (perhaps in the future I’ll post them?).
Atelier Heinrichs cover for the 1964 edition of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Piano Player (1952) joins the pantheon of my favorite covers. Diagrams hinting at esoteric knowledge, relational lines between forms, the architectural organization, these are all elements that resonate with me. I will be the first to admit that the others are not as fascinating but are well worth the look.
Thoughts and comments are always welcome.
For more cover art posts consult the INDEX
(Cover for the 1965 edition of Mary’s Country (1957), Harold Mead)
(Cover for the 1966 edition of Ossian’s Ride (1959), Fred Hoyle)
(Cover for the 1966 edition of Im Dschungel der Urzeit (1966), ed. Clark Darlton)
(Cover for the 1967 edition of Grenzgänger zwischen den Welten (1967), ed. Wulf H. Bergner)
(Cover for the 1964 edition of Hothouse (1962), Brian W. Aldiss)
(Cover for the 1965 edition of Citizen of the Galaxy (1957), Robert A. Heinlein)
(Cover for the 1966 edition of Die Maulwürfe von Manhattan (1966), ed. Wulf H. Bergner)
(Cover for the 1965 edition of Die letzte Stadt der Erde (1965), ed. Clark Darlton)
(Cover for the 1966 edition of Deathworld (1960), Harry Harrison)
(Cover for the 1966 edition of Deathworld 2 (1964), Harry Harrison)
(Cover for the 1966 edition of Earth Abides (1949), George R. Stewart)