When I first saw these covers (pre-digital, pre-Photoshop) I was gob smacked. I was doing a late night Jazz show at a small university station and these made my day. . night. It’s also a comment on the graphic loss of the real estate afforded to photographers and designers with the exit of record covers. Creed Taylor, the producer really kicked off this level of design expertise when he started at Impulse, and then carried it to his work on CTI. It really took off there. For more check out The House That Trane Built. A phenomenal book on a phenomenal label.
There quite a scene in San Francisco too. . It was total performance art and eye candy in the best sense.
As the dog days of summer draw to a close, take a short drive outside the city to see some unusual art.
Holey Money !
This is heartwarming. . .