Thursday, March 19, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #27 / Life and its Marvels

These illustrations come from the International Pictorial Treasury of Knowledge book series, published in 1960. The title of this book is Life and its Marvels: Plant, Animal, Human. I picked up four books from the series at a garage sale a few years ago. The illustrations in these books are fantastic and sometimes strange. The layout for all of the books features a page of text across from a page of related illustrations. The caption for the image page is at the bottom of the text page. I will have more from this series later in the project.

Olfactory organs

Aquatic nests

Different types of stomachs


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I wonder if you have a high-resolution scanned version of the book's cover - I am trying to restore it for a friend because his is in a very bad condition but haven't got the digital imaging skills to restore it myself.