Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

The world mourns the passing Ray Bradbury, of a true American treasure. While his literary achievements took us on journeys beyond this world, Bradbury also reached deep into the soul of the 20th century. In addition to the power of the printed word, his body of work was graced with a visual legacy that may just last forever. Some of my favorite images (clockwise from top left) include the cover of Weird Fantasy Comics by Al Feldstein, A cover for Fahrenheit 451 by the artist most closely associated with Mr. Bradbury, Joseph Mugnaini, The poster for the film Something Wicked This Way Comes by David Grove, a wonderful spread from Argosy Magazine by James Bingham, and finally a detail from a Bantam paperback cover by an unknown artist (!).  While this only scratches the surface, a marvelous book called Bradbury an Illustrated Life by Jerry West was published by Wm Morrow in 2002.

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Categories: Books, Illustrators

Author:Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. Mark is Vice President Communications, ICON9 The Illustration Conference and is an editor at Illustration Age. Mark Kaufman's Illustration Site ///// Vivitiv Issue Oriented Design

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4 Comments on “Ray Bradbury 1920-2012”

  1. June 13, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Reblogged this on THE PLUGININ EXCHANGE.

  2. June 13, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    The Bantam paperback would seem to be a copy of The Illustrated Man.

  3. thefilteredthoughts
    June 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Reblogged this on thefilteredthoughts and commented:

  4. June 18, 2012 at 10:15 am #


    You are an Illustrated Man spotter! It’s such an iconic image that I failed to include that info in my post. Cheers.


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