The Paperback Covers of Clark Hulings (1922 — 2011)

The artist Clark Hulings is best-known for doing landscape paintings like the one above.  Hulings, who was born in Forida and educated at the Art Students League in New York City was a world traveler whose journeys left him with a keen eye for landscapes and the people who populate them.  Hulings’s paintings are still eagerly sought by collectors and museums.

However, before Hulings was able to devote himself exclusively to his landscape paintings, he paid the bills by working as a commercial illustrator.  This was a familiar career path for many aspiring artists in the 50s and 60.  Hulings began his career as an illustrator in 1951, starting out with ads for supermarkets and eventually working his way up to painting covers for various pulp and paperback publishers.  Hulings would continue to work as a commercial artist until 1962, when he was finally able to devote all of his time to the landscape paintings that were his true passion.

In 2013, Clark Hulings’s widow and his daughter founded the Clark Hulings Fund, which is a nonprofit organization that provides visual artist with marketing and financial tools.

Below are a few of Clark Hulings’s paperback covers:

Music Video of the Day: Lonely Together by Avicii, featuring Rita Ora (2017, dir by Levan Tsikurishvili and Phillip R Lopez)

Today’s music video of the day is about all the fun stuff that you can do while time stands still.

You can fall in love, which is probably why time is standing still in the first place.

You can take pictures of people suspended in mid-air.  (Of course, once time starts again, she’s probably going to plunge down to the stage and injure herself so badly that she’ll never dance professionally again.  Have these people never seen Red Sparrow, not to mention The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?)

You can go to the carnival and laugh at the clowns.

You can go to the bar and ruin a stranger’s pool game.

You can get into a fight on a bridge without having to worry about any cars hitting you while you’re running back and forth.  I have to admit that the bridge scene reminded me of the ending of Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2.  It just needed a horde of undead to show up.

You can throw paint at your partner, which is hella messy and can lead to delusions of being Jackson Pollock.

At least these two people seem to be benevolent-at-heart.  If I was in their shoes and I was moving around while everyone else was frozen in time, I’d probably start things off by robbing the bar and then I’d work my way up from there.  But that’s just me.

Anyway, enjoy!