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Scott Rogers
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Hey all,

Does anyone know the name of the illustrator of the 1963 "bookshelf" edition of Acquire?



Is there a credit listed in the rule book?

Thanks in advance,
Scott
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3M didn't give designer credits, much less art credits.
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Barticus88 wrote:
3M didn't give designer credits, much less art credits.

Just checked my copy and sure enough, no credits. The rules are printed on the inside cover.
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There is some unsubstantiated beliefs out in the Interwebs that the cover of Acquire (and most of the 3m covers for that matter) were painted by pin-up and commercial artists Mayo Olmstead. But this is a dubious fact at best.
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Thanks everyone for checking!

I found a website that attributes the 3M covers to commercial and pin-up artist Mayo Olmstead, but the art style doesn't match. To me it looks more like Bernie Fuchs.
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Scott Rogers wrote:
Thanks everyone for checking!

I found a website that attributes the 3M covers to commercial and pin-up artist Mayo Olmstead, but the art style doesn't match. To me it looks more like Bernie Fuchs.


Style totally matches. I bet you're right.
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Whether or not it was Bernie Fuchs, his artwork is awesome! Yes, it's firmly planted in the 50s/60s in terms of style, but someone should pay the rights to use his artwork for new game covers. Really jazzy stuff.
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