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ain’t life strange?

by Art Chantry this is another one of my all time favorite record covers – definitley in my top ten. i’ve had this sitting around for 25 years. when i sold my record collection to a dealer, i kept this … Continue reading

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you can call him AL

Jesse Marinoff Reyes: Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003)! It seemed the native St. Louisan had always been part of the firmament of the New York illustration scene and the theatre circle—his career having lasted for such a long span and being the … Continue reading

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time out

Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) S. Neil Fujita (1921-2010)! A book cover and especially an LP designer, S. (for Sadamitsu) Neil Fujita was a formidable and versatile graphic artist whose work is truly due for … Continue reading

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back to brown paper bags

Before the late 1930′s record albums were said to have resembled tombstones: plain brown sleeves with the name of the artist stamped onto the cover.Then came a new direction, the formation of a new axiom that was not always true, … Continue reading

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cover the musical metaphor

Context is almost everything.And when the two are in harmony you have a magical visual language… He was one of the pioneers in creating the record album cover; an artistic approach to packaging beginning in 1939, that incorporated free-form design … Continue reading

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