Another quick snap from my cell. I really like how they treated type back in the days, specially hand made textures and patterns. Here’s a good example from an old record cover that didn’t get to come with me.
Design: Unknown | Year: 1957 | Photos: Javier García
Here are a couple record covers I found. The illustration work is great. They are signed “MAAS” but I wasn’t able to identify this designer.
I dug some information from the web pointing at a designer named George Maas from a book cover I saw. I also found another record cover designed by George Mass but it’s a different style. Here are some links:
1. Check this book covers on Flickr » by The Crossett Library Bennington College
2. This record cover » on Flickr with the same signature with reference to George Maas. Mine doesn’t say a thing on the back.
3. Another record cover »
4. This Bio » on AskArt.com
5. This article on Billboard Magazine ». Bottom right of page 33.
6. This book » probably has some info on him.
Is this him? You be the judge. Might not be him but they are still cool.
Designer: Maas | Year: around 1950’s | Photos: Javier García
Record cover for Tchaikovsky. Concerto No. 1. Wilhelm Strauss, Pianist. Igor Kousevsky, Conducting the International Symphony Orchestra.
Those bars look like an equalizer. Makes it feel like the music itself.
Design: Unknown | Year: Unknown | Photos: Javier García