You might not be able to really judge an album by its cover, but you sure can survey the cultural importance of LP design in this collection of framed LPs presented by New Documents. Providing the perfect canvas for artists and photographers, the album cover became a forum for innovation in design where the consumer was deemed the final critic.
An instant collection of Alex Steinweiss LP designs, featuring Steinweiss's seminal column motif. Steinweiss is credited with inventing album cover art as we know it today. By simply changing the background color, this sleeve design could be reused for numerous titles in the Columbia catalog.
Four different colorways are included in this collection: blue (Kostelanetz Concert), green (Brahms Symphony No 4), red (Brahms Symphony No 4) and yellow (Grieg Concerto in A Minor). Framed in a black LP frame and ready to hang. In good vintage condition. This item is being sold as a piece of graphic design; playability of the LP is not guaranteed.