john alcorn

︎Artist, Illustration, Graphic Design  
︎ Ventral Is Golden

“I can stare at an egg for hours, wondering how nature can make things so perfect.“ - Amarcord.

John Alcorn (February 10, 1935 – January 27, 1992) was an American commercial artist and designer, and an illustrator of children's books. In addition to his accomplishments in the areas of packaging and corporate design, Alcorn designed the opening title sequences for several films of Federico Fellini - including ‘Amarcord’.

During the early years, Alcorn’s career included work in the art department of Esquire magazine, a brief stint with a pharmaceutical advertising agency before spending time at design studio, Push Pin, alongside renowned designers such as Milton Glaser.
Later in his career, Alcorn created numerous book jackets and paperback covers for an ecclectic array of authors including respected historian of religion, Mircea Eliade, celebrity astrologer Sydney Omarr and depth psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung.

Further Reading ︎
The Atlantic, 'The 4th Beatle of Graphic Design
Evolution by Design
Rizzoli, book covers