Friday, September 17, 2021

Space : Tomorrow's Frontier (1958)


Space : Tomorrow's Frontier is a premium enclosed in Swift Premium Franks or Swift's Premium Bacon. It was packaged in a plastic envelope in these packages. A very small booklet 3" x 4".

So it's small and charming illustrations are dated but the size is perfect to stick into your pocket and carry around. 

I really like the boy jumping over the house illustration. Imaging being able to go someplace and do that.

These pages concern the planets, comets, and meteorites. A tiny atlas of  a child's solar system. Click on the image to make them "readable" size.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Topo Gigio Astronauta (1962)


Topo Gigio Astronauta is number 2 in a 5 part series about this fictional puppet mouse ("Collana Carosello"). I like the photographic illustrations very much and the detail that was put into setting up each scene.

Those of you who are not familiar with Topo Gigio can go here.

Collana Carosello. Topo Gigio Astronauta. Milano : Edizioni Acor. 16 p. 1962. 

TWA Rockets in Space!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2021

To the Stars (1960)


To the Stars is a children's coloring book. Each page has a color illustration and the opposite page has a black and white outline of the art for the child to color in. The book is about how people learned to reach for space and I find the illustrations charming and kind of unique for the older technology.

Artist: A. Sedov. To the stars. Moscow : Children's World Publishing. 20 p. 1960.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Fast, Mighty, and Obedient (1960)


So another book about transport with just a little space content. However I really like the artist style in this one and so I have a few other illustrations from the book, even though not space related. It seems fascinating to be how the release of Russian children's books with a space elements reflects the same era in America. If it had a rocket on it (on in it) it would sell.

By Yu. Yurmin. Drawn by E. Ablin. Cover by V. Shchapov. Stories About Transport. Moscow : Children's world Publishing. 24 p. 1960.

A really nice space painting

Friday, August 20, 2021

Stories for Children About The Development of Transport (1962)


A book about vehicles with just a little space content. This is more for completeness since the style is OK but nothing special. Sorry for the short post.

By L. Halperstein. Illustrated by F. Lepkul. Stories for children about the development of transport: From steam locomotives to space rockets. Moscow : Detgiz. 48 p. 1962.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Valya-Valentin : A book of verses for preschool children (1964)


Another bit of Soviet children's illustration.

Valya-Valentin. By S. Baruzdin. Illustrated by Y. Zaltsman. Moscow : Malysh. 16 p. 1964.

I just liked this submarine painting.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Hurry to Grow Up (1966)


I have acquired even more Russian children's books with space flight covers and illustrations. These are mostly not about space flight but have some interesting illustrations.

Hurry to grow up. By Yu Uzyumov. Illustrated by V. Dmitriuk. Gory City : USSR. 20 p. 1966.

The continuing dreams of space......