The book jackets of Arthur Hawkins Jr.

Arthur HawkinsJr. (1903-1985) was a legend of jacket design who created some of the most striking covers of the mid-twentieth century beginning in the 30's. Here are just a few examples, some from my own library, from his huge volume work. The "Postman" cover has always been a favorite of mine, though it's unsigned and I just figured out it was his.

 The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain, 1934

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain, 1934

→ The Moth | James M Cain 1948 | Book jacket by Arthur Hawkins Jr

Algernon Blackwood, Shocks, New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [1936]. Jacket by Arthur Hawkins Jr.. via L. W. Currey Books

 Little Caesar by W. R. Burnett. Arthur Hawkins Jr. created this jacket specifically for this 1958 reprint.Available at  Lorne Bair  books

Little Caesar by W. R. Burnett. Arthur Hawkins Jr. created this jacket specifically for this 1958 reprint.Available at Lorne Bair books

Suddenly A Widow | George Harmon Coxe 1956

The Crimson Clue by George Harmon Coxe

The Widow Had a Gun by George Harmon Coxe 1951

 One minute past eight by George Harmon Coxe 1957

One minute past eight by George Harmon Coxe 1957

The Velvet Well by John Gearon 1946 via the Browser's Bookstore