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All Time Greatest Hits and Storby-trilogien – Book covers (Gyldendal)

Most of Dan Turèll’s more than one hundred books were designed by the influential artist Peder Bundgaard, his life-long friend and collaborator. These covers are instantly recognizable – hand drawn, colourful, and unpretentious, clearly related to the world of film posters, comics, and pulps. Most of them are great, some are real masterworks of the genre.

Our take on these reissued modern Danish classics, Storby-trilogien (The Big City Trilogy) and All Time Greatest Hits, also feature colourful and unpretentious covers, a style that fits Turèll’s work so well, without attempting to imitate Peder Bundgaard. They are inspired mainly by 50’s jazz covers, another mass-market art form with its own poetry and coolness. 

Published by Gyldendal, March 19, 2016, which would have been Turèll’s 70th birthday. Edited by Mette Mortensen. Thanks to Peder Bundgaard, Asger Schnack, and Chili Turèll for their kindness and help.