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Pulp Fiction cover art
November 28, 2006 10:43 PM   Subscribe

If you're a fan of pulp fiction paperback covers, then you've probably seen the artwork of R.A. Maguire. The Gallery on his personal site comes in three flavors: Covers, Reference Photos (to aid in cover renderings) and Original Art, which are essentialy covers stripped of the Title/Author/Publisher/Price info. via
posted by jonson (12 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very cool. And inexpensive! Would make a great gift for someone (you know, after that cereal dispenser thing).
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 11:34 PM on November 28, 2006


Not to come off as an ubercheapskate, I first thought, "Hey! These links may contain something I'll print a copy of and hang!"

Well, as good as the art is, it's way to misogynistic for my walls.

I mean really, I'll never be able to bag a self-actualized independent chick with this stuff above the couch.
posted by sourwookie at 11:57 PM on November 28, 2006


I love the lurid titles even more than the cover art:
The Flesh Peddlers & My Gun, Her Body.

BTW, probably should have nsfw by the reference photos link.
posted by juv3nal at 12:21 AM on November 29, 2006


Joy Ride - Jane joins the crew of a floating brothel - offering her charms to men of all nations - in a desperate attempt to foil a Red Chinese plot to take rule the world!

Jane, did you think this through?
posted by vbfg at 1:12 AM on November 29, 2006 [2 favorites]


Great post jonson, interesting art of a lost genre. As a fan of Jim Thompson I love looking at this stuff, even if what's in the pages will not be up to the Thompson Avant Garde meets the Gutter style. Rather have these hanging around than John Bloody Grisham, Koontz and airport fiction. At least it is honest in its luridness.
posted by The Salaryman at 4:20 AM on November 29, 2006


The paintings are just fantastic, don't get me wrong. But oh, my god, those reference photos. *swoon*
posted by hilatron at 4:53 AM on November 29, 2006


It's cool to see the whole process. Nice post.
posted by OmieWise at 5:32 AM on November 29, 2006


But oh, my god, those reference photos. *swoon*

Agreed, the photos are very cool indeed.
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics at 7:32 AM on November 29, 2006


Well, as good as the art is, it's way to misogynistic for my walls. I mean really, I'll never be able to bag a self-actualized independent chick with this stuff above the couch.

Happily for me as a self-actualized independent chick I get to hang up stuff like this and everyone thinks I'm even more self-actualized.

(And dude, they're like five dollars.)
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 7:42 AM on November 29, 2006


I like this post.
posted by tellurian at 1:57 PM on November 29, 2006


…for obvious reasons.
posted by tellurian at 3:33 PM on November 30, 2006


Fan-freaking-tastic. Thanks!
posted by Gamblor at 12:09 PM on December 2, 2006


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