(Marcela Cordescu’s cover for the 1969 edition of Thaïs din Infern (1969), Alexandru Forje)
The Romanian graphic artist Marcela Cordescu produced a fascinating series of SFF covers from the 1950s-70s. For more on her consult this short article (most resources are in Romanian unfortunately). Many of her covers graced editions of Vladimir Colin’s (her husband) SFF works. I came across her eerie figures researching the publication history of the French SF author Gérard Klein—a collection of his short stories appeared in Romania with a Cordescu cover in 1973 (below). Her cover for the 1969 edition of Alexandru Forje‘s Thaïs din Infern (1969) pulls us into a minimalistic drama seeping with emotional resonance….
As always, thoughts and comments are welcome! Do you have a favorite?
This post fits in a series exploring women SFF cover artists in between the 50s-70s.
(Marcela Cordescu’s cover 1973 edition of Planeta cu șapte măști? (1973), Gérard Klein)
(Marcela Cordescu’s cover for Basmele omului (1958) Vladimir Colin)
(Marcela Cordescu’s cover for the 1974 edition of Legendele țării lui Vam: O mitologie a omului (1974), Vladimir Colin)
For more SF cover art posts consult the INDEX.