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ART & ARTISTS: Alex Steinweiss - part 4

Album jacket for Gershwin's "Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra / Variations on 'I Got Rhythm' / Preludes ) designed by art director graphic designer Alex Steinweiss via Art Artists

Alex Steinweiss

Count Basie- Blues by Basie, label: Columbia Design: Alex Steinweiss.

Oscar Levant, Andre Kostelanetz and the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York - Concerto in F (1950)

Gershwin - Concerto In F on the Columbia Records label Cover art by Robert Velde.

MID-CENTURIA : Art, Design and Decor from the Mid-Century and beyond: Album Covers

Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover as we know it, and created a new graphic art form. In as Columbia Records’ young new art director, he pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration?

Zoot Sims - Henri Renaud: Night Session in Paris:  J-91 [French original issue] (1956)

Sic Vos Non Vobis: Zoot Sims & Henri Renaud - Night Session in Paris

Hermann Scherchen and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor (1953)

Hermann Scherchen and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

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