The death of Vaughan Oliver, one half of design partnership 23 Envelope, was announced over the Christmas holiday period. For anyone interested in vinyl sleeve art, Oliver’s name would be impossible to ignore and it seems wrong to be losing … Continue reading
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I kind of assumed Binn’s department stores must have sold gramophone players and records at some time, but this is the first 78 rpm bag featuring their name I have found. In fact the shop had three slightly different ones … Continue reading
I’m a sucker for home made record sleeves as people who’ve followed postings here will know. Here’s another which turned up the other day; a resourceful make do and mender in the fifties discovered that a strong envelope was just … Continue reading
Three local bands having a go on 7″ in the mid eighties; the sleeves are detailed here.
Our first half dozen or so of those great record company bag designs.
A little known early 12″ single featuring Richard Hawley, with a sleeve co-ordinated by ST33 back in 1992. Read more on the site.
With the Olympics just over, here’s a sleeve produced for a cancelled games over 70 years ago…
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 detailed look at two early 70s sleeve illustrations by artist and writer Ian Beck, who did two album covers; one by Jonathan Kelly and the other for the slightly better known Elton John.
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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