Monday, 28 November 2011


I found this in the basement of an old bookshop on Charing Cross Road and bought it for the cover. The art is by someone called Kenneth Fagg and is titled The Old Spaceman's Tales. He's an artist that I'm not familiar with so a little bit of online research tells me that he was a brilliant cartographer and worked for Life, Saturday Evening Post and other national magazines. 

Apparently, Fagg was also the creator of the world's largest geophysical relief globe. I discovered this remarkable illustration (left) that he did for the United States Air Force in 1955 on the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum website.

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