Thursday, 22 January 2015

Fluorescent Cats

You wait for years for a book cover featuring fluorescent green cats, and then two come along at once:

Penguin Australia, early 2014

Bloodaxe, UK, late 2014
Both make use of the startling 'Radioactive Cats' by Sandy Skoglund, from as long ago as 1980. In fact, it has cropped up on a few other books, in various languages, before..

Skoglund's amazing life-size diorama photos are quite eye-popping.Here are some others, with more to be found here. (Click for biggenification.)


Jane Housham said...

Sterling research! Those cats have been overdone, it seems. said...

It's odd that the only thing natural in the images is the people.

Seems like a cheap way to make a book cover though. Now that I see how overdone it is it's even cheaper.

Anonymous said...

The next-to-last one was used as an album cover: Revenge of the Goldfish, by Inspiral Carptes.