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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.