Don Barutigam (1946-2008) was an American artist. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Brautigam graduated The School of Visual Arts in 1971. Brautigam’s mesmerizing color work redefined paperback and hardcover jacket art. He is also well known for being the pioneer of using black paint on book illustrations which revolutionized the illustration industry. Brautigam worked with acrylics on boards, with a mixture of airbrush and brush combined. His mass-market cover for Stephen King’s The Stand was awarded Cover of the Year by Marketing Bestsellers in 1980, and he won numerous other awards.