The art of Boris Artzybasheff, 1899–1965


Myths of the World (1930).

Boris Artzybasheff’s humorous illustrations of anthropomorphic machines have received a lot of attention from Boing Boing recently. But Artzybasheff was a very versatile artist, not a one-trick pony, and his book and other magazine illustration is worth a look as well. These examples are from the indispensable VTS. Some of his early magazine covers brought to light here have a distinct Hannes Bok flavour.


Seven Simeons (1937).

See also:
Artzybasheff’s Neurotica
Artzybasheff’s Machinalia
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