How about one little thread for vintage illustration art?
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An original movie campaign painting by Tom Chantrell for the unmade Hammer film, A SCENT OF NEW-MOWN HAY, circa 1969. Based on a book by John Blackburn, the story featured a Cold War setting and a deadly virus that transforms females into mutant beings. Chantrell's visualisation shows the mutation in process and in typical fashion (for both Chantrell & Hammer), the campaign artwork features some over-the-top nudity (that would never have been allowed on any kind of General Release material).
To help secure financial backing for proposed Hammer Films projects, artist Tom Chantrell would frequently be called-upon to create artworks that would best visualize the kind of movies they were looking to produce.
With a plot featuring Cold War intrigue, Nazi mad scientists, and a pandemic that threatens to destroy humanity by mutating people into fungoid monsters, it is not hard to see why A SCENT OF NEW-MOWN HAY (1958) became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic and an instant science-fiction classic.

 

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On 11/6/2022 at 5:22 AM, The Voord said:

An original movie campaign painting by Tom Chantrell for the unmade Hammer film, A SCENT OF NEW-MOWN HAY, circa 1969. Based on a book by John Blackburn, the story featured a Cold War setting and a deadly virus that transforms females into mutant beings. Chantrell's visualisation shows the mutation in process and in typical fashion (for both Chantrell & Hammer), the campaign artwork features some over-the-top nudity (that would never have been allowed on any kind of General Release material).
To help secure financial backing for proposed Hammer Films projects, artist Tom Chantrell would frequently be called-upon to create artworks that would best visualize the kind of movies they were looking to produce.
With a plot featuring Cold War intrigue, Nazi mad scientists, and a pandemic that threatens to destroy humanity by mutating people into fungoid monsters, it is not hard to see why A SCENT OF NEW-MOWN HAY (1958) became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic and an instant science-fiction classic.

 

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Reminds me of the movie Up for some reason.

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On 10/29/2022 at 2:11 PM, brainbats said:

Catalog art for Valmor Products.  It's signed at the bottom, but I can't make out the signature - does anyone know who the artist is?

 

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https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2003-10-10-0310100335-story.html
 

I think this is it

He was a ground breaker

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On 7/14/2020 at 5:17 AM, glendgold said:

Cool idea.

I have very little of it, but what I do is mostly Gorey. The Loch Ness monster is a TV guide illo and the cops and robber is from PENNY CANDY.

 

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Bloody fantastic!!!!!

 

I have been looking for a Gory, very hard to find. Congrats!!!

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On 11/26/2022 at 8:24 PM, Monkeyman said:

John B. West (1905-1960) was an African American medical doctor who achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps. during WWII.  For some reason he also wrote tough guy P.I. novels about Rocky Steele, a very white New York City private eye.  More info can be found here - https://thrillingdetective.com/2022/04/02/rocky-steele/.

Signet published the six Rocky Steele novels in paperback from 1959-1961 (the last five posthumously) and hired well-known artist Barye Philips to produce the covers.  I've managed to acquire two of the six covers.

 

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Crazy about this one!  The stark lighting makes this one pop!

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