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Josef Albers Album Covers

josef-albers-covers.jpg 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.