Chantrell Book Cover Proofs

Price: £50.00
Type: Other
Condition: Excellent
Year: 1960
Genre: War / Thriller
Reference: #815

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Although best known for his cinema poster artwork, like many commercial artists of the time Chantrell diversified into other genres of work & here we have a display board presenting 4 printed book cover proofs featuring dramatic Chantrell artwork (sadly the original artwork is long lost). The flair that Chantrell brought to his poster work is clearly exhibited here too. Two of the book jackets were for titles that were made into films ("Sink The Bismarck" & "Faces In The Dark").

The 3 WWII book cover designs are typically colourful & great action illustrations. For the thriller "Faces In The Dark", Chantrell uses the broken glass device which can be found in a number of his poster designs ("Breaking Glass", "Through The Looking Glass" etc). The display measures 14 1/2"x 21 1/2" & has a tracing paper cover sheet. The display was presumably put together as an advertisement for similar book jacket commissions. These publications date 1960-67.

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