Archives for January 2012

Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

It's 1940 and a 23-year-old Alex Steinweiss, newly placed art director for Columbia Records proposes an idea to his employers; "Why not develop packaging for your record collections that feature bold, colourful illustrations that will entice the customers instead of the basic brown paper bags we're using?" Steinweiss himself was an enthusiastic music...