Peter Haars book covers

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Peter Haars (1940–2005) was born in Germany but moved to Norway in the 1960s where he worked as a graphic designer, art director and illustrator. He also wrote fiction and created Prokon (1971), a one-off publication that looks like a designer’s take on underground comics. Most of the covers that turn up when you search for his work are science fiction, and all painted in that bold airbrush style that was common in the 1970s. Documentation is scarce, unfortunately, ISFDB only lists two titles, so I’ve no idea about the dates, but the Lanterne SF imprint was active throughout the decade.

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2 thoughts on “Peter Haars book covers”

  1. An odd thing; only last weekend I stumbled upon three of these on Pinterest (vaguely labelled ‘Norwegian Sci-Fi art’) and added them to the board that I have have for paperback covers. They’re quite Alan Aldridgey. Thanks to this post, I’ve hoovered up the rest and can now put a name to it. Cheers.

  2. Yeah, the non-Anglophone world of cover design could do with more documentation, I only spotted his covers last year. And I almost mentioned Alan Aldridge in the post. There were a few other artists in the 70s doing this type of airbrush work–Mike Little comes to mind–but Aldridge was the most visible.

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