Inevitably we’ve been thinking about David Bowie today. I was never an obsessive along the Bowiemania lines, a heading which cropped up in the music papers during by youth, but remain a big admirer of his output. One of my … Continue reading
Playtime Records was an off-shoot of Columbia in America, and began back in the thirties as a 78 rpm label. Releasing dozens of children’s records, the catalogue moved over to a 7″ format probably around 1950, before ceasing in 1954 … Continue reading
Prompted by a comment on the site, where someone was hunting for storage for singles… Just recently I had dug out several old wooden boxes from the back of the garage. These were made by drinks companies to transport small … Continue reading
This smart little paper carrier bag came my way recently, and looks to be from the late fifties, judging by the style of the Polydor logo and the graphic of the two musicians in the corner, which can be seen … Continue reading
Three local bands having a go on 7″ in the mid eighties; the sleeves are detailed here.
Another half dozen or so varied single bags from different record labels on the site. There’s no special plan to this, just whatever happens to be at hand when I can find a few spare moments with the scanner. Here’s … Continue reading
Our first half dozen or so of those great record company bag designs.
Visually amazing sleeves produced by artist Ashwan from discarded 7″ singles, part of a project looking at discarded records. Check out a display of the sleeves and read more about it, with links to a free download of music put … Continue reading
A sort of Easter themed collection! Chocolate, liquorice, and bubble gum pressings
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You might have thought that designer Barney Bubbles was breaking new ground with his brilliant Do It Yourself album sleeve for Ian Dury (which was done on 27 different types of original wallpaper when it first appeared in 1979!), but … Continue reading