When I first read this book as a kid, I was struck by the warped angles and stark design of its cover. In order to look up more examples of such art/design, it would be helpful to know what genre/movement such art is from. If anyone knows the artist who designed this cover, that would be great too.

Mischief by Ed McBain

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Interesting question.

I do not have a definitive answer. But it reminds me of soviet constructivism: https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=constructivist+ilustration

It reminds me also the metropolis poster: https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=metropolis+original+poster

which probably had some futurism influence: https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=futurism+art

It also has some elements common in the 80 aerograph style; Aerograph, gradients and masks), but darker.

  • Yes futurism looks like the best answer to me. For example, the pictures here link remind me of the illustration with it's curved angles. One big difference in the book cover is its monochrome colour scheme. Jul 28, 2015 at 4:12

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