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:: Alex Steinweiss - The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
Alex Steinweiss - The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
"I love music so much and I had such ambition that I was willing to go way beyond what ... they paid me for. I wanted people to look at the artwork and hear the music." --Alex Steinweiss
The father of record design is Alex Steinweiss, who in 1940, at the age of 23, single-handedly invented the album cover. He made thousands of classical, jazz, and pop covers for Columbia, London, Decca, and Everest and his modern designs graced the packaging, logos, and covers of dozens of distilleries, film studios and magazines, earning him an AIGA Medal and the Art Directors Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award.
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