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In the vein of interesting collections, I stumbled across this site which has an incredible collection of record album covers available for viewing. Most are from the 50's and 60's. Gathered together they are quite impressive and fun to browse. I especially like the treatment of the typography. I miss the size of LPs. CDs just don't come close.

If you are interested in more album cover art - check out the work of Alex Steinweiss. He was art director and designer at Columbia records in the 40s and essentially invented the modern album cover as we know it today. This book covers the history of Steinweiss's work and has a ton of great examples of album cover art.

Another great album cover designer is Paula Scher. Now at Pentagram as a partner, Paula started out as an art director for Atlantic records and CBS records.

Posted by erin at 11:34 PM | in History


I am a third year graphic design student in Letterkenny IT. I am currently researching for my thesis whichI have chosen to write on Album Covers. I was hoping that you enlighten me with some information on History of album covers or maybe iconic album covers of the past.It would be greatly appreciated.
Yours Sincerely
Lisa Byrne

Posted by Lisa Byrne at November 7, 2002 03:25 AM

I was wondering if you could share any information you have on getting into the graphic design world of the music industry. I would love to work with record labels to design album covers, merchandise, etc. I am currently in school, but am looking for an internship that could possibly lead to a position after graduation. Thanks for your help.

Patricia Angelo

Posted by Patricia Angelo at November 16, 2003 09:14 PM

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