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November 23, 2018

I believe every collector would really like to be able to show off his or her collection to others. I am no exception, having lent record covers to numerous exhibitions. I was never that impressed though by how they were presented.
Until I discovered the display frames from Wag The Wall.

There are, as I am sure many of you know, loads of frames for LP records, ranging from the cheap IKEA version to more expensive ones. But I n...

November 23, 2018

Posters for events and concerts at Gröna Lund, an amusement park in central Stockholm, have become highly collectible.

Gröna Lund is a permanent attraction in Stockholm

with exciting rides, restaurants and bars and an important concert stage. Most of the world’s more famous artists–ranging from Birgit Nilsson via Chuck Berry to The Clash–have performed on its outdoor stage.

Posters for events and concerts at Gröna Lund have bec...

February 7, 2018

Street art developed in the seventies and one of the first protagonists in New York was Keith Haring (1958 – 1990). Haring’s graphics found their way onto record covers.​​

Jean-Michel Basquiat, another New York street artist also designed record covers. This one from 1983 is the cover for Rammellzee vs. K-Rob’s “Beat Bop” 12”.

A growing street culture evolved in Bristol in south west England. Artists like 3D, who wou...

February 7, 2018

The record cover had become Fine Art. Even in England cover art was moving in a similar direction. Many musicians in sixties’ bands had a background in studies at art schools and this was reflected in album cover design, most famously in the design of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. 
 

John Lennon had asked his old Hamburg chum Klaus Voormann to design the cover for “Revolver”, The Beatles’ preceding albu...

February 7, 2018

The LP’s death knell has been heard several times over the past thirty or so years. First the arrival of the CD was thought to mean its demise and then the advent music streaming was felt to mean the end of music in physical formats. Somehow, though the LP has not only survived, but has grown in popularity, dur in no small part to its format.

The 31.5 x 31.5 cm cover affords the music lover not only brilliant art but can be ma...

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November 23, 2018