Vinyl tourism

Away from the big name sleeve designers, I’ve always been interested in the work of those who toiled at or for labels, mostly uncredited and forgotten.  But when you bring some of these covers together they start to tell their own story.  We all have our own often stereotyped images of people from other lands, and the sleeve designers were no exception.  As it is holiday season, and having just got back from doing a bit of work / sight seeing in Switzerland (where I was dismayed by the lack of alpine meadows, milkmaids, dancing cows and cheese with holes in it), I thought to dig out one from my ‘so bad it’s good’ box, The Sound of Switzerland, which quickly led to me putting together a selection of similarly stereotyped covers.
You can view the full gallery on the site, and let me know of any similar sleeve you have!  Meanwhile, I’m back down the travel agents to get my money back.

Mood Latino, Sound of Switzerland, Learn Spanish, Italian Hits

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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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2 Responses to Vinyl tourism

  1. No holy cheese? Outrageous!
    I’ve got an excellent ‘Sounds of London’ and a neat ‘Greece’ LP. Probably something Aussie too.

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