The Pulp Gallery
November 30, 2007 11:09 AM   Subscribe

"The Pulp Gallery is a visual reference guide to the wonderful cover art of pulp and pin-up magazines." From the bizarre (Lovecraft!) to the breezy (NSFW?), the savage (Any relation to Adam?) to the spicy (Eel Trap!). And don't miss the gallery of recycled art.
posted by dersins (7 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
They obviously didn't have plastic surgery in those days. The titties on (NSFW?) this cover are frankly bizarre. Great post - thanks!
posted by goo at 11:23 AM on November 30, 2007

Eel trap? That's a bit suggestive ain't it?
posted by Mister_A at 11:24 AM on November 30, 2007

That is fabulous. The 'Planet Stories' are particularly cool.

I must admit that it never occurred to me to check out pulp fiction until I saw Pulp Fiction. And then it was this sort of art that really hooked me. Some of it is so wonderfully expressive.

I discovered there was a used bookstore in town that sold pulp paperbacks--some mummied up with tape and many so yellowed and crispy that they demanded special care. But they still had that spectacular art on the cover, and a lot of them had titles that made the books worth owning whether I read them or not.

Once I actually sunk my teeth into those stories, by the likes of Westlake and Thompson, boy was I pleased.

Taschen's book of Men's Adventure Magazines is also a large and luscious reproduction of this style of artwork. I love it.
posted by zebra3 at 11:41 AM on November 30, 2007

Heh. Eel trap.
posted by GuyZero at 12:58 PM on November 30, 2007

Thanks for that dersins,
posted by Huplescat at 4:34 PM on November 30, 2007

Thank you, this is wonderful.
posted by Sangermaine at 5:01 PM on November 30, 2007

Countdown until someone chooses "eel trap" as their sockpuppet name?
posted by rokusan at 8:36 AM on December 1, 2007

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