Sunday, 28 May 2017

CHRIS FOSS' DESIGNS FOR JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

Spice Container, finished artwork. 1975.

Pirate ship spilling Spice.

Guild Merchant ship.

The Emperor's Palace.

Spacing Guild tug (for pulling Spice Containers).

Duke Leto's Car.

"...suddenly in a bookshop in the pages of an English magazine I found splashed in a thousand colours what I had believed impossible to depict. These spaceships that pleased and moved me were Chris Foss'. I covered the studio walls where I was preparing the film with his works. All masterpieces. I hired various sleuths to track him down. You see, in those heady days I had power! I had a multi-million dollar commitment behind me: a commitment that remained unfulfilled. I had it in my power to call upon the best brains of our generation to collaborate on a project that was to give a messiah to the world. Not a human being, but a film. A film that would be out master. Dune had made me its apostle; but I needed others, and one of these was Chris Foss."

-Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

WARRIOR OF LLARN

Ace paperback, 1964. Cover by Frank Frazetta.



Interior art, also by Frank Frazetta.

THE SWORDSMAN OF MARS

Ace paperback, 1967. Cover art by Ed Emsh.


Friday, 22 January 2016