Dan Meth's Eastern European Stash

Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth
If I'm not mistaken a dead (or living) bookstore spider unites the two figures.





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth





Eastern European book cover, courtesy of Dan Meth
Dan labeled this one "Gary Numan biography" and I'm happy to think that's what it is.




Dan Meth let me share these covers. He found most of them found in Lviv, Ukraine. He explains:

Last month I was traveling around the former Eastern Bloc and Soviet Union with a camera, taking hundreds of pictures… buildings, people, etc. But what really blew my mind the most? These bizarre and yet beautiful paperback book covers from the late Communist era. What makes the illustrations and graphic design so mysterious to our Western aesthetic sensibility? Is it more than the fact that we can’t read the titles? All I know is, I couldn’t get enough of looking at these books.


Thanks Dan!



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