Art Micro Challenge Day 1/7 ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ

This is book cover art from a book that has been with me since I was 9 or 10 years old. (Iโ€™m more than that now ;-).

It is one of my favorite books from the Norwegian translations of the Hardy-boys books. The original book (The Hardy Boys and The Short-Wave Mystery) is from 1945, but the Norwegian translation (Hardy-guttene og Radiomysteriet) is from 1955.

Iโ€™ve always been fascinated by the cover art on this book, both the motif and the execution.

Maybe illustrator Sten Nilsen drew inspiration from a young Elvis Presley when he painted Frank Hardy on the cover?