Tuesday, March 2, 2010

circus cavalcade

Top half of 1948 Columbia 78 rpm two-disc sleeve, Come to the Circus. The complete cover and interior illustrations were reproduced in The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora. The 2004 book featured most then-known Flora covers from his Columbia and RCA Victor years. We have since discovered others, and are searching for a handful of strays that (based on archival clues) may or may not exist. Rather than include recent discoveries in our subsequent Flora anthologies, we plan to eventually publish a complete stand-alone collection that will include sketches and alternate drafts from the Flora archives.

1 comment:

Ernie said...

That, my friend, sounds like a great idea! I would love to see a book that brings together all the LP work Flora did, the things that I feel he's best known for, and the alternate versions would be like icing on the cake. It could certainly serve as a gateway drug to the other books, which have great art, but art that is unknown to most.

When can we expect this book? June? July? ;)