For the Record: The Life and Work of Alex Steinweiss (E–pub/E–book) ´ Jennifer McKnight–Trontz
A brief biographical sketch and lots of pictures of album covers It s still enough to show how large an influence on advertising and poster art. Before Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover in 1938 at the age of 23 all albums came in plain brown wrappers Steinweiss's idea to create a package that would protect the record and that had something visual on the outside to lure the consumer was a huge success; sales of the record Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart soared That simple idea revolutionized the record business and spawned an entire new field of illustration album cover art that is now inseparable from the product it announces Steinweiss's
Covers Are Still Regarded As are still regarded as of the en. Book purchased at thrift stores or arage sales primarily for the covers
I Ll Probably Search ll probably search after learning a bit about the man behind them. Holiday Count Basie Cole Porter Cole Porter Duke Ellington Leonard Bernstein Dizzy Gillespie Esuivel and many Count Basie Cole Porter Cole Porter Duke
Leonard Bernstein Dizzy Gillespie Esuivel and many Designed at the same size as a 45 rpm record chunky book is not only a feast of raphic design but also offers an illustrated history of music in the '30s '40s '50s and '60s Anecdotes on musicians history of album cover design Brief essays by Steven Heller and Jennifer McKnight Trontz discuss Steinweiss's career and the indelible mark he has left on the raphic design and music industries A must have for music fans anddesigners alik.
Ellington Leonard Bernstein Dizzy Gillespie Esuivel and many Designed at the same size as a 45 rpm record