is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
The blog Pulp Covers claims to bring you “the best of the worst” in lurid, sensationalistic, illustrated covers from the 20th Century tradition of cheap pulp novels. As a gallery of antiquated titillation, it’s entertaining enough. But sprinkled throughout the site’s many specimens are examples of the original illustrations for the covers, before they became adorned with loud, histrionic type treatments. The fact that they were composed to account for the space those type treatments would require means that, in their raw state they are imbued with a surprising quietness, even a kind of unexpected thoughtfulness. I find them fascinating. Here are some examples.
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