The cult section of the literary world

Day 14: Boris Artzybasheff

By Sam Reeve

Boris Artzybasheff, son of Ukrainian writer Mikhail Artzybasheff, was born in Kharkiv in 1899. He moved to North America and began working in an engraving shop. He’s best known for having illustrated hundreds of Tim Magazine covers from 1941 until he died in 1965, and he illustrated ads for several major companies, including Xerox.

His work, even the commercial stuff, was sometimes on the weird side. Enjoy.

3 responses

  1. bastardo kamonohashi

    Think you made a little mistake there, the first picture is from Jim Woodring:

    an extremely awesome artist in his own right.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:31 am

    • That’s pretty annoying because multiple sites I visited attributed that one to Boris, but thanks for the correction!

      December 15, 2011 at 2:40 am

  2. Pingback: Month of Weird Art: Artist Roundup « Bizarro Central

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