Attention, 21st Century Earthlings! This is Captain Blastoff, coming to you from the Galaxy Gallery in the future, talking about a great popular art form of the past: Cheap Science Fiction Book Covers!
Uh, well, except today we look for Cheap Advertising Art that has a speculative, scientific aspect. This first image is from Finkbuilt, a tinker’s journal and a look at life’s debris. While it’s not actually advertising art, it certainly has a salesman IN it…
What’s that, Space Cadet? You thought the title of this transmission was “The Cheap Science Fiction Book Covers Gallery?” That’s true, but I’ve been given orders by General Joachim Boaz of the “Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations” blog to keep a space-eye out for “sci-fi themed ads.”
If you aren’t familiar with “Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations” blog, Cadets, you should be. It’s one of the best blogs going for reviews of media both Science Fictional and Surreal. (And I’m happy to see him including more visual art lately. Here’s to your stellar efforts, General, SIR!)
After you peruse today’s advertising art offering at this blog, go get a chuckle from his “Hilarious 1960s sci-fi themed ads” post. That’s an order!
Stay tuned for more actual sci-fi themed ads.
This has been Captain Blastoff, ending transmission.