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WRONG NOTES: a blog of ear reverence

Wrong Notes collects posts on music, art, culture and fun stuff. Also included: news about the Ear Reverends.

World’s first album cover

Great find: images of the world's first album cover.

The post on Undependent has a great summary of the story around the first album cover, and a number of images of the cover and packaging.

For the complete history of the album cover and its creator, just hit Wikipedia or pick up a copy of For the Record. Alex Steinwess, a then 23 years old designer, convinced Columbia’s suits to create the first true album cover. Until then, 78s were sold in generic sleeves.

There's more in Undependent's post (via Kottke).


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