Ben Shahn

I've been picking up a few vintage books lately. Here are three of my new ones with jackets/covers by Shahn, Lituanian-born American artist & social realist (1898 – 1969) as well as a couple of iconic examples that I don't own. Some of his absolute best work. All were inexpensive purchases from favorite book shops on Etsy that specialize in the design legends of the twentieth century. They are DesignCollect, PBandW, ElwoodandEloise, & PhillipaFinch . Check them out... but don't buy those I've got my eye on!

The Rising Gorge by S.J. Perelman 1961

 Ben Shahn cover design 1959  via etsy

Ben Shahn cover design 1959 via etsy

The Marxism of Jean-Paul Sartre by Wilfred Desan. A Doubleday Anchor Book 1966

Rendezvous with Destiny by Eric Goldman. A Vintage Book.

The World of Sholom Aleichem. 10-inch lp album cover, designer unknown, artwork by Ben Shahn. Rachel Recordings, New York, circa 1953. via yivosounds.com