Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cover designs by Paul Hogarth, part one

Penguin no. 1066 (reprint, 1964).

Penguin no. 1882 (1st, 1963).

Penguin no. 1982 (reprint, 1964).

Penguin no. 1699 (reprint, 1962).

Penguin no. 2085 (1st, 1964).

Penguin no. 381 (reprint, 1963).

Penguin no. 1865 (1st, 1962).

Penguin no. 1762 (1st, 1963).

Penguin no. 1938 (reprint, 1967).

Penguin no. 1690 (1st, 1962).

Penguin no. 1738 (1st, 1962).
Reviewed here.

Penguin no. 1686 (reprint, 1965).

Penguin no. 1686 (1st, 1962).

Penguin no. 1440 (reprint, 1963).

Penguin no. 1274 (1st, 1958).

Penguin no. 1274 (reprint, 1963).

Penguin no. 1739 (1st, 1962).

Penguin no. 1518 (reprint, 1963).


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  2. The work of Paul Hogarth is as distinctive as Leonard Baskin's (search for Baskin on Google and click on images).

    As a Penguin collector I have the three Hemingways, Homage to Catalonia, the tortured Pincher Martin, and the Mary McCarthy and Alan Paton.

    I can't recall seeing the haunting art work Hogarth did for Virginia Woolf, Camus, or Elizabeth Bowen. These are harder to find as our secondhand bookshops go out of business.

    Paul Hogarth worked closely with Graham Greene; I remember a lavishly illustrated book of the artist in search of Greeneland - Mexico, Liberia, Vietnam, prewar Brighton, Harry Lime's postwar Vienna, and maybe the Paris-Orient Express. Worth showcasing on your blog?

    Recently I purchased from Oxfam the 1972 Bantam paperback edition of Virgil's The Aeneid (translation Allen Mandelbaum) with Baskin's idiosyncratic cover artwork. I am delighted to see a new generation of graphic designers commissioned by Penguin for their deluxe editions.

    Great covers like those of Hogarth express the text in a magical way which seem to float above our reading experience.

    Jack Haggerty

  3. I have just discovered your other post devoted to Paul Hogarth and Graham Greene. Thanks.