Album Cover Pioneer Alex Steinweiss

This is the man who invented the album cover as we know it today. Alex Steinweiss was 23 years old in 1938 when he decided that it would be so nice to have art depicted on the cover of an album sleeve. Before, it used to be nothing more than a sort of large wrapper made out of brown paper. His idea became a huge success. Album sales soared, showing an increase of a staggering %800.An in-depth story is told in this new book, published by Taschen. The book is all about this pioneer and his great designs. You can leaf through the book! and/or purchase it here.There will only be 1600 copies. Each book is signed by Steinweiss himself. The first 100 copies also include a serigraph print.Selection of Album Covers





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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