Keeping it Integer

25 May 2020

Art Micro Challenge Day 1/7 👩🏻‍🎨🧑🏻‍🎨🎨

This is book cover art from a book that has been with me since I was 9 or 10 years old. (I’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.

I’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?