Joost Swarte has been drawinh and designing covers for well repected magazines for over four decades now. Drawing covers for Vrij Nederland, The New Yorker, Raw magazine and many more, but one contribution which has been continuing for over 30 years now,stands out and is for the Flemish magazine HUMO.
He made dozens and dozens of covers over the years and many of these were published in small portfolio’s. A collection well worth starting now. http://www.ftn-books.com has the portfolio “TWEE POLEN” now available. A beautiful start or addition for your Joost Swarte collection.
Last week i have withdrawn all my Chris Ware items ( except for a Beau Hunks cd) from http://www.ftn-books.com.
Not because of any controversial text or offending drawing , but because i had so many beautiful publications collected over the years that it was time to start my own Chris Ware collection(again). My first encounter with Ware his drawings was at the galerie Lambiek in Amsterdam . At that occasion Ware was presented together with Henk Kuijpers. Of course no funds to buy, but from that moment i admired and started collecting Ware his publications. Some 15 years ago i decided to sell all, but now i have changed my mind and will start collecting again. Chris Ware is truly one of the greatest of them all.