Tag Archives: Columbia

More illustrations

Two more album sleeves with illustrations on the cover which I picked up recently. The Student Prince is a really nice job and looks very Sixties, but was actually issued in 1956 by Columbia.  It’s a pencil sketch drawing, with … Continue reading

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Columbia Eye

The Columbia ‘eye’ logo is a great piece of graphic design from 1955 when it first appeared on Columbia album labels, repeated six times around the edge of the label. Label collectors use the name ‘eye’ though I suspect the … Continue reading

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Playtime

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

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Beck back

An interesting 1980 Jeff Beck cover, with early grunge type and a famous art director.

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Columbia boxed

An interesting (well I thought so!) vintage Columbia records shipping box found recently. Will anyone be chasing down early Amazon shipping boxes in 80 years time?

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James Taylor Overboard!

A striking sleeve based on a naval signal flag by The Beatles art director John Kosh.

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Exotic love ritual

A fascinating cover painting from 1959 by one of the top sci-fi illustrators, printed on shiny silver foil. What’s not to get excited about? Check it out.

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The swimsuit issue…

Over a dozen album sleeves featuring swimsuits through the ages – well, late 1950s to late 1970s anyhow – in a new gallery.

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