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The icon set above is from inside the front the cover, which starts off the book.

Oh yeah, here’s the book we’ve been talking about all week: “Outdoors USA” from 1967.

It’s for sale, too, out there on the internet.

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DAYWRECKER WARNING: Seth, you gotta warn me before you drop a link of that magnitude on us. Yowza. Seth from Wasa Industries punches in and sends us a link that just about shuts the whole week down.

Whoever Leif Peng is, well, we tip our hats to you: Get started with some of the gems in the “Classic Illustration by Subject” sets. You gotta be kidding me. Every single set is worth the time it takes to click through it. Every single set. Man.

I got pretty hung up in the “Atomic Age” set and almost didn’t make it out. So good.

For Evan “Mr. California” Rose: Get chilly in “Winter,” you nugget.

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Now, once you catch your breath, get ready to get dirty in the “Classic Illustrators by Name” sets. Done. We’ve said it a million times on the rotgut blog: “Things were just better back then.” So true.

For Ryno, that horse-breathed ranchhand: The two-color greatness of Alex Toth.

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LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, THIS IS ABSOLUTE REQUIRED VIEWING/READING: Mark Farrow talks about his work on the Spiritualized packaging over the years. Brilliant. (Overheard at Chris Glass Center For Ohio Greatness.)

There Are 3 Comments

Thanks for spreading the un-productivity bomb by sharing that link. Now it’s back to clicking away at image after image of illustrations. There’s just no time for comments or work now.

Posted by: Mark on 05/08/08 at 3:38 PM

Youch! Great score! that book is cover is great.
I just bought a copy. Can’t wait to see it

Posted by: Dave on 05/09/08 at 10:41 AM

Is the majority of the illustration on the cover only or does the interior contain similar drawings?

Posted by: Geoff on 05/09/08 at 12:16 PM
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