Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bieganski: Alternate Covers

Ivan Grave did a brilliant job with "Bieganski"'s cover. The cover captures both Shylock and Bieganski, the Brute Polak. The font is perfect. Above, an early version of the cover, with the proportions different from the final draft.

Ivan did several alternate covers, from which I was allowed to select my favorite. Those are below. 


More of Ivan Grave's work can be seen here.
I especially like this cover:


  1. Love the images :)

    Btw, saw this and thought of you...
    Interview with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski

    ..."Before coming to Israel, I reviewed statistics about anti-Semitism worldwide, and was proud to discover that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Poland was minuscule in comparison to most western European nations and the United States. And furthermore, it has been more than half a century since a murder with an anti-Semitic context has taken place in Poland. Poland is today renewing its tradition of tolerance and we are proud of this."

    Na razie!

  2. I like cover nr 7, with the big, drawn head with a hat:

    I think the next one, nr 8, would also be interesting, though, a bit more enigmatic. I feel that the other ones with the people lining up and crowding the streets feed too much into the WWII imagery, and there is a preponderance of these covers.

    I like the font!


Bieganski the Blog exists to further explore the themes of the book Bieganski the Brute Polak Stereotype, Its Role in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture.
These themes include the false and damaging stereotype of Poles as brutes who are uniquely hateful and responsible for atrocity, and this stereotype's use in distorting WW II history and all accounts of atrocity.
This blog welcomes comments from readers that address those themes. Off-topic and anti-Semitic posts are likely to be deleted.
Your comment is more likely to be posted if:
Your comment includes a real first and last name.
Your comment uses Standard English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Your comment uses I-statements rather than You-statements.
Your comment states a position based on facts, rather than on ad hominem material.
Your comment includes readily verifiable factual material, rather than speculation that veers wildly away from established facts.
T'he full meaning of your comment is clear to the comment moderator the first time he or she glances over it.
You comment is less likely to be posted if:
You do not include a first and last name.
Your comment is not in Standard English, with enough errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar to make the comment's meaning difficult to discern.
Your comment includes ad hominem statements, or You-statements.
You have previously posted, or attempted to post, in an inappropriate manner.
You keep repeating the same things over and over and over again.