Monday, July 4, 2011

Doubleday Vintage Paperbacks / Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey was the art director for a new line of Doubleday paperbacks started in 1953. He worked in this position until 1960. Around 50 of the covers during this period were line drawings by Gorey. Lafcadio's adventures, or Les caves du Vatican was Gorey's first book in this series.

In addition to line drawings, Gorey created the typography for many titles that were illustrated by Leonard Baskin, Robert Vickrey, Kitao Shigemasa, and/or designed by Diana Klemin, Seong May, and Joseph P. Ascherl.

Gorey designed covers for paperback lines at other publishing houses, as well.

Read: Those Gorey Covers! to learn more.

Here are some current Book Savoury Gorey-era Doubleday titles.