Erik Nitsche's Modernist Decca Album Covers

"Nitsche moved back to Geneva in 1960 where he founded ENI (Erik Nitsche international). He produced pictoral history books; ambitious volumes such as the histories of transportation, aviation, photography, astronomy and chemistry. His largest project was a twenty volume set visualizing the history of music, from classical to jazz, composition to instrumentation. He managed to select and organize great masses of material." http://www.iconofgraphics.com/Erik-Nitsche/

Source:
Bad news for the Flickr Nitsche archive - http://www.flickr.com/people/eriknitsche/
But Does It Float Nitsche content - http://butdoesitfloat.com/filter/erik-nitsche
Symphonie Fantastique - http://symfantastique.blogspot.com/search/label/Erik%20Nitsche
Decca Records by Erik Nitsche - http://blog.signalnoise.com/2009/10/29/decca-records-by-erik-nitsche/
My previous post on Erik Nitsche: General Dynamics Identity 1952-60 - http://kathykavan.com/erik-nitsche-general-dynamics-identity-1955-6 

Mid-Century Classical Album Covers

The visualisation of music is a perfect vehicle for designers to graphically play - here's a classically themed collection which, whether you like classical music or not, are visually stunning.

http://www.projectthirtythree.com
http://symfantastique.blogspot.com
http://retrographica.blogspot.com
World Record Club (Australian) Covers - http://www.flickr.com/photos/23023719@N04/sets/72157603916589884/

Blue Note Album Covers (Still & Animated)

Thought it was about time I posted a collection of my favourite Blue Note album covers, sourced from the extensive collection by Vintage Vangard http://www.gokudo.co.jp/Record/BlueNote1/index.htm

Hi-Fi from bante on Vimeo

Thanks to Gilliom on Monsieur Bandit blog for posting this rather good video of animated Blue Note record covers http://monsieurbandit.blogspot.com/2010/06/jazz-covers-2-reid-miles.html

UPDATE: Thanks to Ralph Lichtensteiger ( http://posterous.com/people/KHs87Fyl6F ) for posting this great Reid Miles link: http://www.hardformat.org/the-designers/reid-miles2/

Simple shapes in retro album cover design (Project Thirty-Three)

"Welcome to Project Thirty-Three! The seemingly infinite number of vintage record jackets that convey their message with simple shapes like the dot never ceases to amaze and amuse me. This blog is my shrine to these expressive dots along with their less jovial but equally effective cousins; squares, rectangles and triangles, and the designers that make them come to life on album covers. Other categories include arrows, abstract shapes and typography-only." David, http://www.projectthirtythree.com/ - also see his other blog http://www.grooveisintheart.com/ which focuses on psychedelic graphics and pop art album covers, mmm.

Sourced via @marciawch, @martin_isaac