#438 He Did It With Mirrors


Posted by Michael on 03 October 2006 in Illustration, Publications

Tom Adams cover for Agatha Christie's 'By the Pricking of my Thumbs'.

Tom Adams provided illustrations for the covers of over 60 Agatha Christie book jackets in the 60s and 70s. Always pushing his distinctive style into newly twisted forms, his covers were both elegant and deeply sinister; the perfect complement to the writer’s vision. If you stumble across a copy of the picturebook 'The Art of Her Crimes', it’s well worth grabbing (rare as hen’s teeth at the moment too, here’s hoping it’s re-released soon). The book features almost all the Agatha Christie covers Tom Adam’s completed plus an insight into his technique, most of the objects in his images were drawn from the actual objects. [tomadamsuncovered.co.uk] has a pretty decent collection of covers Tom Adams produced for numerous Agatha Christie releases.
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