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Saul Bass album covers

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Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems Of Color (1956). The great designer and filmmaker Saul Bass is the subject of renewed attention with the publication this month of Saul Bass: A Life In Film & Design by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham, the first comprehensive examination of the man’s work. A post at AnOther has an […]

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Weekend links 81

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Black Cat on a Chair (1850–1860) by Andrew L Von Wittkamp. • “A little bit of acid, lots of weed, and too much Castaneda and I was ready to move from the magical realm of Middle Earth into a world that was much stranger than any involving hairy dwarves and white wizards…” Too Much to […]

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Weekend links: Hodgson edition

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Masters of Terror, Vol 1, Corgi Books, 1977. No illustrator credited. It was all happening this week so there’s a lot to get through. Are you ready? Deep breath… For ye Hogge doth be of ye outer Monstrous Ones, nor shall any human come nigh him nor continue meddling when ye hear his voice, for […]

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Weekend links 36

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Mervyn Peake’s Caterpillar from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds itself used to promote High Society, an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection devoted to the long history of human drug-taking. There’s more about the exhibition here and also an accompanying book by Mike Jay from Thames & Hudson. Related: The Most Dangerous Drug: A group of […]

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John Coltrane’s Giant Steps

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John Coltrane’s solo from Giant Steps animated for your delectation by Daniel Cohen. Via DO. Previously on { feuilleton } • Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus • Alice Coltrane, 1937–2007

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Alex Steinweiss: creator of the album cover

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Contrasts in Hi-Fi by Bob Sharples. A Tribute to Alex Steinweiss The Creator of the Album Cover Robert Berman Gallery announces an exhibition of Alex Steinwiss. Original album covers, paintings, and collages by Steinweiss, and special tribute by selected artists. Co-curated by Kevin Reagan and Greg Escalante. In 1939, a 23 year-old graphic designer revolutionized […]

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Design as virus 2: album covers

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Electric Funk by Jimmy McGriff (1969). Okay, so the graphical similarity between Jimmy McGriff’s album sleeve and Nick Drake‘s, which appeared a year later, is probably coincidence but I couldn’t help noting it. Electric Funk was released on the Blue Note Records label which was highly regarded for its sleeve design so it wouldn’t be […]

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Exotica!

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Hypnotique by Martin Denny (1959). In Waikiki, where I live whenever I get the chance, a bistro known as the Daggar Bar and its accompanying Bora Bora Lounge has for some time been the mecca of people who enjoy a new type of music. I’m one of the gang that gathers there to hear the […]

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Street Sounds Electro

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I spent much of the summer of 1983 playing games on a very primitive ZX Spectrum computer while listening to the first couple of Street Sounds Electro compilations. Those mix albums were among the best releases that year and remain highly sought after, seeing as they’ve never been reissued on CD. The musical reputation of […]

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The art of Bob Pepper

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Forever Changes (1967) by Love. Art by Bob Pepper, design by William S. Harvey. Following yesterday’s post about Philip K Dick covers (and Erik Davis’s appraisal of the DAW cover), I decided to check out Bob Pepper’s work a bit more and it quickly became obvious I should have joined the dots with this particular […]

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Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus

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Oh Yeah (1962). Sleeve design by Loring Eutemey. “People say that I’m hollering. Man, I feel like hollering.” Charles Mingus. Listening to this great album this week had me searching for the equally great sleeve design from the vinyl edition which vanished from the CD reissue. The cover that replaced it is a dour photo […]

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