Record Album Cover

November 15, 2005 by  
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How I can activate a record sleeve for CD?

I am currently copying my vinyl to CD, you may not be reduced "The cover the album to fit a CD case, I mean, I want the CD of the album has the same coverage as their vinyl counterparts. Thanks! How would the deck fit the album on the scanner? It is wider than the scanner.

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Alex Steinweiss - Album Cover Art Creator

At age 23, the "godfather" of the album art, Alex has accepted a position at Steinweiss develop promotional material for Columbia Records. What would happen would revolutionize the music industry, especially vinyl records, when he invented the album cover shown. A fairly obvious, but brilliant, the idea was to create a package not attractive graphics only to protect the disc, but to announce the artist and the music it contains (before that, records were sold in plain, undecorated containers).

"Records used to be relegated to the back of the stores that sold refrigerators and cookers. You would go to the counter and ask for the title he wanted, "recalled Steinweiss." Needed shake up the industry, we have have done something like European poster art to attract the attention of the buyer. "

And "Shake" industry is precisely what he did Steinweiss. From 1939 to his first cover for a collection of Rodgers & Hart musical success, executives at Columbia has seen sales skyrocket photo books, including one of more than one hundred percent. Shortly after the 78s albums were embellished with decoration and covers are displayed in glass cases.

A new medium was born, the album cover became the norm and has attracted established artists and inspired many new artists to enter the arena. Enabled the record company and artist to promote a visual image and identity with music.

If Steinweiss Who is Alex? We'll explore her life in detail. Steinweiss grew up in Brooklyn, Brighton Beach area and attended Abraham Lincoln High School 1930-1934 and where he began his career in graphic design. In a program taught by Leon Friend, and his companions Steinweiss were known as Brigade "Art" design school publications, posters and signs. When I was seventeen, working Steinweiss "Was presented by PM Magazine. He received a scholarship to study at the Parsons School of Art and graduated in 1937. His first job was assistant Joseph Binder, a position that lasted nearly three years before receiving a call about a new position at the newly formed Columbia Records. He designed all the covers of the British between 1939 and 1945, during which he developed and refined works of art for the cover design the album. In the period between 1945 to 1950, he continued designing covers for the British, but it was not the only designer. He also started to freelance and began designing covers for other record labels.

As a freelance designer with labels such as RCA, Decca, London and Mount Everest, is considered Steinweiss unrivaled. With its unique blend of illustrations striking, vivid colors and playful typography, Steinweiss created covers for big names like Louis Armstrong, Bela Bartok, Count Basie, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Kate Smith and many others.

The lids are considered iconic and he has designed posters as miniature with a distinct personality for each coverage. Your signature font, "Steinweiss Scrawl, appeared around 1947 and its style and design album cover synomonous is with the golden age of jazz, classical and popular music was dominated by RCA, Columbia, Decca, Victor and the record companies to London.

In the 1950s, said the photograph Steinweiss its range of cover design. His use of weird colors, editing, technical lighting and many inventive wordplay and visual cues joined his unique style of design and coverage has become an icon in the industry music. By his own admission, claimed to have designed more than 2,500 Steinweiss album covers.

His later work, from 1960 to about 1973, worked Decca and London labels. It was during this period developed models that cut and paste. He retired to Sarasota, Florida, to 1974 and remains semi-active, having designed at least one book and a CD cover several blankets and designed with liquor bottles, posters, brochures and Titles on television.

We all have a warm thanks Alex Steinweiss and their contributions to the album cover art and music. Can you imagine a work of art that comes with a vinyl record? I can not, and it is a great thing Alex is Steinweiss.

About the Author

Author Robert Benson writes about rock/pop music, vinyl record collecting and operates
, where you can pick up a copy of his ebook called "The Fascinating Hobby Of Vinyl Record Collecting." Contact Robert at


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