Author(s): Monte Beauchamp
Popular Skullture examines a key movement in book cover history: the 'Golden Age' of pulp fiction publishing during the '30s, '40s and '50s, when countless skull motifs could be found on crime, horror and fantasy books. This new collection brings together 160 of the creepiest, oddest and downright most disturbing designs of the era, many of them by the late, great Wally Wood of MAD magazine fame.
Monte Beauchamp is an award-winning art director and graphic designer whose work has appeared in "Graphis, Communication Arts, SPDA, Print, American Illustration," and "The Society of Illustrators Annual." He has received numerous awards and honors, and has served as a juror for both American Illustration and The Society of Illustrators. He is the founder and editor of the graphics-illustration-comics annual "BLAB! "His books include: "The Life & Times of R. Crumb" (St. Martin's Press), "Striking Images: Vintage Matchbook Cover Art "(Chronicle Books), "The Devil in Design "(Fantagraphics), and "New & Used BLAB!" (Chronicle Books) and many more. The author lives in Chicago, IL..