I found this MASSIVE collection of Jazz record covers so big that I didn’t have enough time to go through it all. But the stuff that I did see is absolutely amazing. There are even hi-res versions of each cover.
This weekend I was in Virgin and I picked up this Burt Bacharach record. Not because I’m a fan of his music but because I love the slip cover design. So simple but beautiful. Great example of the International Typographic Style. I have to do some investigating and find out who designed this.
Extra credit points for anyone who can name that typeface.
You can check out more photos of this lovely cover on my Flickr page.
A Blu-ray version of the Helvetivca documentary has been announced today. This limited-edition versions comes in a 12″ gatefold record cover created by amazingly talented Experimental Jetset. It contains the Blu-ray disc on one side and a fold-out poster in the other, all housed in a custom black cloth record bag. 1,500 copies have been produced and each copy is signed by director Gary Hustwit.
This thing is freakin’ gorgeous! I want one so bad but the price is a little steep, $125. You can pre-order it now and it will ship on May 6th. There’s also a standard Blu-ray version that’s only $26.
Now I have to explain to my wife why I’m spending $125 on a DVD.