|Poster art by Sandy Kossin for "Don't Drink the Water". A prime example of the poster being far better than the film. When Woody Allen finally saw this film version adapted from his play, he vowed to never again let Hollywood "adapt" any of his work.
|photo of Sandy Kossin in 2014 by Ken Farrell
|Kossin was one of he most in-demand paperback cover artists of the sixties. heres some of his most stunning covers.
|Perhaps Kossin's most well known work was illustrating the invasion of the Bay of Pigs for LIFE magazine in 1963, including the cover.
|Poster art for the film satire: "Oh! What a Lovely War"
|"The Devil's Brigade"
|Paperback cover art by Kossin for "The President I Almost Was" by "Mrs. Yetta Bronstein",
who had been a write-in candidate for president and
actually received enough votes to warrant a book deal.
|Poster art for the legendary Clint Eastwood Spaghetti western "Hang 'Em High"
|Cover art for the 1969 movie tie-in paperback
|Steambath Back cover
|Kossin poster art for: "Hannibal Brooks". Yes, there once was a day when Michael J. Pollard actually starred in films!
|More realistic Kossin paperback covers.
|Add for the 1973 TV production of Steambath using Kossin's earlier paperback artwork.
|Poster art for Billy Wilder's poorly received Jack Lemmon comedy: "Avanti!" To this day I haven't seen this film, but always loved his MAD-like poster art.
|Some hip, cool Kossin paperback covers from the seventies.
|And you thought M*A*S*H only took place in Korea? Think again. In the mid-seventies, Kossin illustrated the covers for a series of M*A*S*H paperbacks, where "M*A*S*H", somehow took to the road for a series of "zany adventures".
|Even though M*A*S*H was filmed in Hollywood, they even got to visit Hollywood!
|Kossin illustrated just a few assignments for MAD magazine. Here are 2 spreads from the seventies. (click to enlarge)
|Kossin poster art from 1975. Jack Rickard also created a poster image for this film.
|2 1970's humorous hardcover book covers by Sandy Kossin.
|another foreign film poster by Kossin
|film poster art created by Sandy Kossin, 1980
|Sandy Kossin posed in 1969. He's alive and well, still working and teaching illustration near his home on Long Island.
Here's a recent photo of Sandy and his good friend Mike Lynch.