Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.)
A couple we didn’t get to for Black History Month. But we aren’t waiting another year. Shouldn’t every month be Black History Month? …
In this case, a 78 RPM album cover—when they actually were albums—of the great baritone (and great at most everything else: athlete, actor, activist), Paul Robeson. Also of note, the designer Alex Steinweiss is essentially the first true album cover designer. Steinweiss introduced a European Modern poster design aesthetic to the form which influenced the medium for decades. One of the true greats of American design.
Songs Of Free Men
Columbia Records, 1942
Design: Alex Steinweiss
BLACK HISTORY MONTH- Another Cover of the Day : Bill Cosby received equal star billing as Alexander Scott to Robert Culp’s Kelly Robinson—a first on network television. Groundbreaking, and loads of Cold War-era fun. From the archives, the first of the adaptation novels.
Popular Library, 1965