Milton Glaser, cover for The Baroque Inevitable
Groove Is In the Art is a growing archive which celebrates “an era when psychedelic graphics and pop art met the mainstream on instrumental and classical album covers in an explosion of line art and color.” I’ve featured some of my favorite covers in this post.
The man behind the site, David of Jive Time Records, also documents his personal collection at Project Thirty-Three (a “shrine to circles and dots”), Symphonie Fantastique (gorgeous 1950s classical lp covers) and Stereo Stack (vintage LP stereo banners).
Project Thirty-Three has been featured on Grain Edit and iso50, but I had to get some of these sleeves on my blog. I recommend subscribing to all of David’s sites, especially if you’re interested in graphic design — the big names turn up frequently, and almost always with forgotten work.
Cliff Condak, cover for Subotnik
Barbara Nessim, Chopin a la Moog
Cliff Richards, Carnival of the Animals
Herb Roguff, Shostakovitch
Sandy Hoffman, Works for Trumpets, Organ & Orchestra
The Cowsills and co, Pickwick Records
And three from Project Thirty-Three:
George Giusti, cover for Amor Mexico – S.A. (1966)
2!2 (EMI, 1973)
Persuasive Percussion, 1959, designed by Josef Albers
And one lovely Erik Nitsche cover from Symphonie Fantastique:
Erik Nitsche, Medee (Decca, 1953)
- Ang Wyman’s Eye Candy
- Milton Glaser and World Literature
- To have ventured outside the limits of your own perimeters