In this selection of book covers from Estonia, the first seven come from my collection and will likely show up again when I feature their interior illustrations (you won't have to wait long for more Kits Sarapikus). The next ten come from online bookstores, the final six from the hibernating tumblr Estonian Books.
1968, illus. by Heinrich Valgult
1968, illus. by Juri Arrak (aka the Swamp Lady dude)
1961, illus. by V. Tonisson
1979, illus. Heinrich Valk
1984, illus. Jaan Tammsaar (Belarusian tale)
1962, illus. R. Kaljo
1967, Flowers for Algernon
1971, Google translates the title "Spacious Enrolloed Planet"
1973, Planet of the Apes
1974 via Estonian Books tumblr
1974, “Mõttejaht” (“Thought hunt”) by Vladimir Levi, "Notes from a shrink about dreams, memory, psychotic drugs, hypnosis etc.," cover by M.Einer & V.Jershov, via Estonian Books tumblr
1976 novel, “Raske vesi” (“Heavy water”) by Kalju Saaber, cover by Milvi Torim, via Estonian Books tumblr
1980, "Story about the relationship between the nature and the tech," Art direction by E. Palmiste, cover by Rein Tammik, Rein Raidme, via Estonian Books tumblr
1981, cover by Raoul Koik via Estonian Books tumblr
1982, cover by Heldur Laretei, via Estonian Books tumblr
1984, “Ärka Famagustas” (“Wake up Famagustas”) by Jeremei Parnov, "This science fiction story takes place in a Buddhist temple in the borders of Bhutan and India. In this forgotten valley all the wishes of people come true," Art direction by Endel Palmiste, cover by Katrin Leis, via Estonian Books tumblr
I started blogging on a whim exactly four years ago (on August 4, 2007). This anniversary makes me want to explore the sequence of personal and global events and damaged neurons which could lead an Irish American numnut from Philadelphia to feature Estonian book covers from his own goddamn collection.