One of the joys of researching a book like the George R. Stewart biography is finding unexpected roads to explore, and great discoveries along those roads.
Searching Google to buy a copy of Sheep Rock last night, I found one of those paths: a link to a page about the artist who designed the cover. E. McKnight Kauffer was a native Montanan who eventually moved to England, where he designed a large number of posters for the Tube, the Railroads, Shell Oil, museums, and so on. The posters are designed for quick impact, but are also beautiful.
Here’s a Google page with many of Kauffer’s designs — Sheep Rock is a few rows down, on the left: https://www.google.com/search?q=E.+McKnight+Kauffer&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=KRzWT9T6L4iA2wW9y92yDw&ved=0CHkQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=672
Kauffer did a number of book cover designs. Looking over his designs, I find myself wondering if he did any of the other original Stewart covers – like Names On The Land, Earth Abides, or Storm. If not, I’m wondering who may have designed the other Stewart covers.
Osborne did the cover for Not So Rich As You Think — he was well-known for his style and so his name was showcased in the book.
But what about the others? Anyone have any ideas?