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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thank you Alex Steinweiss

According to the site devoted to his work, before Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover in 1938, all albums came in plain brown wrappers. Thank goodness Mr. Steinweiss wasn't satisfied with the status quo. His simple idea, that something visual on the outside of an album would entice customers to buy, spawned a new field of illustration and some of the most memorable images in popular culture.