Posts Tagged with “covers”

MacDonald Educational Covers



No, not the Micky D’s that makes the deli­cious, but unhealthy Big Mac. These cov­ers were from the Mac­Don­ald Edu­ca­tional Ltd of Lon­don and were pub­lished for the Schools Coun­cil from 1972 – 1973. Lovely. You can see the full set over at Wanken.

Typographische Monatsblätter Research Archive

Typographische Monatsblatter Research Archive

Pre­pare to spend the rest of your day on this site. TM Research Archive is an incred­i­ble web­site that cat­a­logs cover designs of the influ­en­cial jour­nal, Typographis­che Monats­blät­ter. The site focuses on the issues from 1960 to 1990, the period that had the most influ­ence on mod­ern typog­ra­phy, and it fea­tures inter­views with design­ers that have con­tributed to the pub­li­ca­tion over the years, as well infor­ma­tion on the designer and type­face used for each issue.

The site was cre­ated by Louise Par­adis as part of her Mas­ter degree in Art Direc­tion at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lau­sanne, Switzer­land. The project con­tin­ued with the finan­cial sup­port from ECAL and the Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences and Arts West­ern Switzerland.

All of the issues pho­tographed were from the pri­vate col­lec­tion of Jean-Pierre Graber, the chief edi­tor of TM for over twenty years.

The site gives you a great sense of how the design evolved over the decades. My per­sonal favorites are the cov­ers designed by Yves Zim­mer­mann, Emil Ruder, Robert Büch­ler and Felix Berman.

What an amaz­ing resource to have avail­able to design­ers. Thank you Louise.

The Art of the Cassette

cassette graphics art

Fan­tas­tic col­lec­tion of old cas­sette art­work. I’ve always loved the graph­ics found on cas­sette tapes from the 80s, but what stands out the most for me are the inter­est­ing color com­bi­na­tions. There’s a ton of great inspi­ra­tion here.

Also, have a look at this Flickr set fea­tur­ing a bunch of cas­sette inserts. So good.

Project Thirty Three


Project Thirty Three is a fan­tas­tic blog that fea­tures vin­tage album cov­ers that have been scanned and archived by the owner of Seat­tle based used vinyl store, Jive Time Records. Lovely.

Via ISO50      

Josef Albers Album Covers


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.        

Roger Willems


Here’s some lovely work by Dutch designer Roger Willems. I’m par­tic­u­larly fond of these cov­ers for the archi­tec­tural pub­li­ca­tion, Over­Hol­land. The bold col­ors, obvi­ous grid and solid typog­ra­phy give these cov­ers a clas­sic feel as if they’re right out of the 60s era.        

Judge A Book


The post­ings on this blog are very spo­radic, but the con­tent is damn good.        

Jazz Record Covers


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.        

Rejected Book Covers


Check out these gor­geous book cov­ers designed by Klas Ern­flo that were rejected by a pub­lisher. What were they think­ing? These cover designs are stun­ning and I would buy the book just for it! There are other cov­ers on the site that are great as well.        

Book Covers and Paperbacks


Smash­ing Mag­a­zine put together an excel­lent col­lec­tion of book cov­ers.    

Vintage Citroen Brochures


I found this amaz­ing archive of old Cit­roen brochures from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with beau­ti­ful cover designs. The 70’s are def­i­nitely the best with the 50’s and 60’s con­tain­ing some gems as well but the 80’s are mostly ter­ri­ble. I love how these designs are time­less and look as if they were cre­ated today.