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Scott B’s Art DIrection: This cover should have an infinitude of nude plastic women with RAF eyes. Because I said so.
Published 1971

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.68 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Dilation Effect”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    ‘Dilation Effect’ would make a great title for a diet book.

    As for the cover — it reminds me of Jean Michel Jarre album art. Or is it a magic eye image? If I stare at it for two hours will a 3-D dolphin eventually emerge?

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    How Busby Berkeley saw the world.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    “We don’t have TIME to finish this entire cover! Just take what you already have and copy it six thousand times!”

  4. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Ugliest. Tiffany Lamp. Ever.

  5. fred Says:

    Looks like a rejected recruiting poster for the R.A.F. .

  6. Phil Says:

    Today, all that duplication would take a few Photoshop seconds, but in 1971 I bet the poor artist had to hand craft each iteration of the woman and the man(?) And each RAF decal hand-painted… or left over from old Airfix kits.

  7. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    REALLY! How many co-existing selves does a man have?

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Well, if the answer to that question isn’t found on the last page, that book is a rip-off!

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This cover was made long before computer graphics… so should we assume it was entirely hand-painted (or rather hand-airbrushed)?

    Imagine doing all that work, for days on end, and not ONCE stopping to think “What the hell am I doing?”

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    It was the seventies, and no one had any problem with an artist staying hopped up on ‘shrooms for three weeks straight.

  11. Hal Says:

    Awful. This would have struck so much fear into my childhood heart.

  12. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    “Attack of the Machine Elves! Beware! Their dance moves are KILLER!!!”

  13. Ian Says:

    It came as no surprise to the reader that the answer to the question turned out to be 42.

  14. Smith Says:

    How many co-existing selves does a man have?

    The answer my friends is blowing in the wind.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The artist misread the blurb as ‘How many co-existing elves can a man have?’ and tried to portray that number.

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