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Science Fiction Never Looked So Good

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I recently had a post from OMNI magazine from Eric Carl’s collection on flickr. I had have another post of his finds but I couldn’t fit all of it in one post. These book covers are from his Classi Sci-Fi and Fantasy set and contain works form the 1960s to the early 1980s. I absolutely love looking at these because there was so much imagination put into illustrating the covers. It’s like a breath of fresh air looking at these beautiful classic covers compared to the modern-day computer illustrated Sci-Fi covers. On top of that the wear and tear of these books really adds a nice touch on the fact that these books only look better as they age. I checked ebay and you can actually still find copies of these…I really need to pick up a few if not all of them.

Check out recent Omni Magazine post here.


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OMNI Magazine


OMNI Magazine cover


CX500 Turbo


Tron (2)

I found these earlier on Eric Carl’s photostream on Flickr. These images are from OMNI Magazine circa 1980s. Most of the covers and images/advertisements inside are amazing often using vibrant colors on a black background. The folio magazine advertisement is technically not a part of OMNI but the ad is very catchy because of the large pencil balanced on the man’s back and the subtle use of typography, a really powerful image. The OMNI Magazine cover has an awesome custom type treatment for “OMNI” on an eerie landscape that looks like Mars. The photo of the man and woman uses wonderful spectral colors and overlapping effects to create an intimate visual. The Honda ad is just super rad and I would love to ride one of those around town. Finally, to top it off there are two remarkable images from Tron…I really don’t need to say much about those too! They are great. I’m definitely going to post more of his collection really soon.

In the meanwhile you should check out more of his collection on Flickr.

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