Josef Albers Album Covers

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Josef Albers was an American artist and teacher widely known for his paintings and his book on color theory, but I personally love these album covers that he designed in the late 50’s and early 60s for Command Records. The covers were featured in an exhibition at Minus Space in Brooklyn, NY.        

6 Comments on "Josef Albers Album Covers"

  • Brent says

    First one reminds me of an EQ with boosted bass and treble and low mids. :)

  • I actually think it’s supposed to be an EQ viz?

    First is too plain for me though, not my flavor. Reminds me too much of 50’s furniture and elevator music as well women with typical 50’s hair. All of that in a room with shaggy carpet and a fake wood stereo system while men with rimmed glasses are sitting around an ultra low “space age” table discussing the news of the day while smoking a pipe.

    End of brain fart.

  • Rob says

    ”Reminds me too much of 50’s furniture and elevator music as well women with typical 50’s hair. All of that in a room with shaggy carpet and a fake wood stereo system while men with rimmed glasses are sitting around an ultra low “space age” table discussing the news of the day while smoking a pipe.”

    What’s wrong with that?!

  • @Rob.

    I don’t know. 😉

    Also…how come is it showing that there are 4 comments on the page?

  • jm says

    I have at least 6 or 7 from this series (w. 1 or 2 dupes) that i have picked up over the past 10 or so years. They are brilliant, and I still find them and buy them at least once a year. I had no idea they were Albers.

    Thanks for the note on the exhibition, I am curious to see how many they have.

  • Great to see these on here! I picked up a copy of Provocative Percussion volume three at the local charity shop in Leeds UK

    Here it is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/precinct25/3418689441/in/set-72157616347915215/