Monday, August 5, 2013

A trip through space (1958)

A Trip through Space was an obscure coloring book from "YES (Youth Education System) Books". They produced Christian-based learning materials for the home and classroom.  I was attracted to this by its unique style of art. It looks almost 50's jazz styling in the way it was drawn, with very simple drawings.

Linehan, Henry and Lucy Kilbourn. A trip through space. New York: Yes Publications. 1958 36 p.

 I liked this image of the space race and the "kick-stepping" Russian vs Uncle Sam.
 In some ways the drawings don't really make that much sense but it was a way to cash in on the new publishing trend.
Our brave future awaits!

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