Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Collins White Circle Artists - Part VI

I've mentioned in a few posts that Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada Ltd. published 459 books in their White Circle imprint from 1942 until 1952. Three books (50, 51 and 99) had a new cover when reprinted and two books had the same cover (210 and 532 which was a new edition of 210). So there were 461 covers in the imprint. Fifty-two were text-only covers and 33 were photo-only covers, leaving 376 that were illustrated. The artist is known for approximately 1/3 of the illustrated covers.

To date I've noted the work of four artists for the imprint and in this post I'll start commenting on the unknown artists. The first one is the artist on the best known WC cover, I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane. Some others he/she did are easily identified.

White Circle CD384

White Circle 344

White Circle CD360

White Circle CD365

White Circle CD366

White Circle CD371

White Circle CD381

White Circle CD383

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