This is the first of a series of posts on the incredible, I-can't-believe-it-exists book 1000 Polish Book Covers. Edited by husband-and-wife illustration/design team Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski of Hippopotam Studio, it's a fat brick of inspiration (dimensions: 4-5/16" x 6.5" x 3"): 310 designers and illustrators, 1040 pages, 2.4 ounces, covering 100 years of Polish book cover illustration.
Daniel Mróz is mostly known in the US for his illustrations of Lem's books. I feature a few of his original covers for those books here.
Nov. 2011 update: Sophia Foster-Dimino and Marcin Wichary made a wondrous Mróz-inspired work celebrating Stanisław Lem for Google. It's an interactive game referencing several stories from The Cyberiad. Sophia tells me, "Marcin is a very big fan of Lem [Ed.: evidence] and the doodle was his idea to begin with. I created all the art and he did all the programming, and we designed it together." Appearing on November 23rd on Google's homepage throughout Europe, it is now archived here: http://www.google.com/logos/lem/...don't miss it!