Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A 1930s New York Guide II

The 1939 New York City Guide that I mentioned in yesterday's post is not just illustrated by photographs. Far better, in my view, is the illustration work. All of the illustrations I've scanned here are by the same artist (there is more than one artist at work in the book) but I don't know who they are. There is a monogram which looks like a capital L and then another inverted L next to it so I assume they are by someone with the initials LL but if anyone out there in the wonderland that is the Internet can shed any light on them that would be appreciated. I've really enjoyed these for their dark and brooding quality and the slightly macabre sense of proportion in the design.


chazza said...

Hi Callum

The illustrator was Louis Lozowick.

Callum said...


Front Free Endpaper readers are such a fab bunch. I don't think there has ever been a question posed here that someone hasn't been able to answer for me.

Thanks Chazza


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