Tag Archives: Design

in the post

I do like vinyl art spin offs, and this was scanned for me by Pericle Formenti. Older collectors will be familiar with the blizzard of promotional material which labels sent to record stores during the 1970s and 80s, much of … Continue reading

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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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RPM

Nice to see my old RPM label co-founder Mark Stratford get the ‘collectors’ page in the new edition of Record Collector magazine.  This regular feature looks at different vinyl collectors each issue and what makes them tick.  Mark, myself and … Continue reading

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On tape

Recording Studio Tape Boxes One of the perks of working on repackaging recordings for CD is the chance from time to time to work with the old master tapes. Normally the critical information for a reissue project – track and … Continue reading

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12″ gallery

It’s about time I made some inroads into the piles of interesting 12″ sleeve covers I’ve been finding.  It’s almost as if this format is one of the last outposts for interesting vinyl design (I mean have you seen Robert … Continue reading

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Rolling hills

You can’t really improve on an album sleeve for bringing the best out of a photograph. Something about the discipline imposed by the format’s size and shape demands attention. Take what might otherwise be an unremarkable shot of a gently … Continue reading

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Native to Sheffield

Three local bands having a go on 7″ in the mid eighties; the sleeves are detailed here.

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The other side of the moon

When posting about Storm Thorgerson recently, Bernard Maasdijk emailed to comment on the likeness of an early sleeve to perhaps Hipgnosis’ most famous cover, Dark Side Of The Moon.  He suggested I take a look at Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #5 … Continue reading

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Hipgnosis

The death of Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders of the Hipgnosis design team, brings an end to over forty years of striking and ground-breaking album sleeves which he and his partner were responsible for. By way of tribute, I’ve … Continue reading

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Airbrush-tastic

Two contrasting airbrushed album sleeve by artist David Willardson.

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