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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Denslow Designs

W. W. Denslow did book covers for Rand McNally in a number of different styles. The two examples shown here are both simpler designs, although still striking. Both use basic graphic elements from the stories to create covers.

In the case of The Strange Story of My Life, the animals shown hint at the various countries and nationalities in the story. For Whoso Findeth a Wife, story details are shown in the letter, crown and necklace.

These are not as exciting as some of the other covers Denslow created, but they do catch the eye. I particularly like the large block of orange on The Strange Story of My Life - it grabs your attention!

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