Blue Note: The Album Cover Art by Graham MarshMusic lovers have been attracted to the distinct style and sleek sound of jazz since its birth at the turn of the century. The album covers collected in this comprehensive volume under the well-known Blue Note record label embody classic design and pioneering typography. Two hundred color photographs of the album sleeves, an informative history of the Blue Note record company, and a portrait of Reid Miles, who designed nearly 500 album covers, capture the integrity of this distinctive record label. Sophisticated jazz connoisseurs and young listeners alike, as well as those with an interest in style and graphic design, will enjoy this exciting book of jazz memorabilia.
Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Vintage, JAZZ RECORD ALBUM COVER.
Blue Note: The Album Cover Art
Every now then, as you stumble through design history, you trip over and fall on your ass. We could learn of them on our third day of study and argue that we should have heard of them on our first. Blue Note Records was known for their selection of artists, whom they treated with a surprising amount of respect, rather than imposing upon them their own ideals about how their work should sound. The benefits of this was improved sounds, relaxed artists and a comfort from all those involved that translated well onto vinyl. And while the majority of the music they released was aimed at a wide audience, they would also work with lesser known and slightly eccentric jazz musicians. This creative freedom is one worth noting, as it is perhaps this experimental, let the artist be an artist, kind of mentality that extended to their covers and to the ideas Miles had for them.
FR GB. From our range of music prints is this Blue Note Unity framed collector print.
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There have been a number of coffee table books produced featuring Blue Note cover art and elements of the style have been copied in countless cover and poster designs throughout the years and right up until the modern day. Over the years not much has been written about the designer Reid Miles in the jazz press and if you ask most jazz fans very few will even know his name. Reid Miles was an American modernist designer and in the graphic design world often described as a genius of his time. Miles designed more than covers for Blue Note Records and together with photographer Francis Wolff defined the visual branding of the label. Reid Miles was born in Chicago on the 4th of July Miles said the he was not really interested in Art and the real reason he enrolled was because he was dating a girl that was also enrolled.
I have a love of jazz and Blue Note Records album cover artwork. The s were the heyday for jazz and Blue Note Records; and the graphic design of their album covers always had a certain look that embodied the spirit of jazz. I enjoy listening to and collecting vinyl. I like that there are two forms of art to enjoy at the same time; the album cover and the music. Blue Note album cover graphic designer Reid Miles was the primary inspiration for my poster. In Miles left Esquire magazine to join Blue Note, and in turn created some of the most well known album covers of the Blue Note era.