One of a set of minimal book covers by John Gall for Theater Communications Group’s Russian drama series.
Via The English Group.
In Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, Taschen takes a look at the works of Alex Steinweiss, prolific artist and father of the modern album cover.
In 1940, as Columbia Records’ young new art director, Steinweiss pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance, and within months its record sales increased by over 800 per cent.
Over the next three decades, Steinweiss made thousands of original artworks for classical, jazz, and popular record covers for Columbia, Decca, London, and Everest; as well as logos, labels, advertising material, even his own typeface, the Steinweiss Scrawl.
Bookbinding by Vladimir Fuka.
Herbert Karpitzki, cover design of the Yearbook 1957, Landesgewerbeamt Stuttgart, Germany.
Via Design is Fine.
Faber has unveiled the look of its new Modern Classics range, which is set to launch early next year. The new design uses plenty of white space with a subtle band of colour, plus a line from each of the texts.
Via Creative Review.