Dan McPharlin / Original, Modern Sci-Fi Artwork

This atmospheric work by Dan McPharlin captures the quality and finesse of yester-year sci-fi book and album artwork, while keeping a fresh style original to itself. I feel a familarity with the alien landscapes, but they also exude an eery sense of being in another world. (Not to forget how good the textures and palettes are as well).   

http://www.danmcpharlin.com/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/danmcp/ (there's also a GREAT set of handmade cardboard synths to gawp at too).

Far out Worlds | Sci-Fi Book Covers

There's a lot of Sci-Fi book cover artwork out there - but you have wade through masses of bad fantasy/fan-boy art from many decades to get to the good stuff...when you find it however, it's pure gold! I've put a few Sci-Fi favs in this Flickr gallery - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykavan/galleries/72157624337182273/

(Note to self - sometimes I may lose sight of what is good artwork vs. artwork that's so cheesy and bad it actually comes full circle to being good again - I think there's a mix of it in this little collection but the Sci-Fi aesthetic is a bit of both I think) - anyway, I've had fun finding it - enjoy!

Massive collection of Sci-Fi covers - http://www.flickr.com/photos/emperordalek/collections/72157601339119906/

Philip K. Dick cover collection - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gojira2012/sets/72157606528643105/with/4560058197/

Wolfwing's got some good stuff of Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34204893@N08/

'Omni' Magazine 1978-1995

All hail the late Omni magazine..."OMNI was a science and science fiction magazine published in the US. It contained articles on science fact and short works of science fiction. The first issue was published in October 1978, the last in Winter 1995, with an internet version lasting until 1998." (from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omni_(magazine) 

Vintage German Sci-fi books by Eyke Volkmer

 

Minimalist, airbrushed, colourful and mysterious, what's not to like?

During the 60's and 70's Eyke Volkmer has designed 162 paperbacks in the airbrush styled series "Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher" - see full set here: http://www.weltraumtaschenbuch.de/pages/theproject.html and referring article here: http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/2010/02/27/eyke-volkmer/ - also check out http://www.houdinination.com/ which is a good online archive of sci-fi literature.