Colour me pop

illustration by Jan Parker for Ben Webster album sleeve

What a fantastic sleeve illustration!  I like the dreamy look in Sax player Ben Webster’s eye as he tries to make sense of it all. The work is by illustrator Jan Parker, who did a number of excellent covers for the mail-order budget label World Record Club in the Sixties. Read more about these and see half a dozen more examples of Jan’s work on the site.

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About simon robinson

Having worked as a designer mostly in the music industry, and mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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4 Responses to Colour me pop

  1. Another (Fabulous) World Record. Love it!

  2. The selection of WRC covers on your Jan Parker post is brilliant too!

    • simon robinson says:

      Thanks! Have had a look at your own site and added to my links list, some great covers up there.

      • Thanks for the link Simon. I’m a huge fan of cover art. One of my favourite posts was the series I put together on Mati Klarwein. Plans are afoot for a WRC post or two later in the year. With over 3000 releases, there is certainly room for some collegial sharing!

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