art deco dust jackets
Doing some research for an upcoming project I came across these books from the early 1930s published by Mystery League, Inc. Apparently many of the books make for a pretty awful read – ridiculous plot twists, over the top nefarious villains, etc. but that’s not what I was looking for anyway. What struck me about these books is their dust jackets. Great examples of simple, art deco design. Each cover is generally only one color plus black, white and gray. Illustrated by a man named Gene, you can see his signature on almost all the covers.
I had a hard time finding more information about these books and about Gene but you can read a pretty good article here.