Fun thing! Courtesy of our bff The Internet, where nothing is lost, I just discovered that there are entire blogs dedicated to archiving vintage album art. Project Thirty Three, Groove is in the Art, and Stereo Sack are three such sites run by Seattle used vinyl shop, Jive Time Records. Everything from jazz to classical to psychedelic abound with a rainbow of colors and cheeky typography, all of which I am filing away as design inspiration fodder.
It's just amazing how well these have aged, design-wise.
And I've often wondered why so many 1960s jazz covers look similar though I've yet to see one that's ugly.
Once upon a vintage time ago, everyone collected regular old albums. Remember those golden days? Now kids these days are obsessed with gig posters and vinyl collection is reserved for a dedicated few who're more focused on the pristine quality of the sound over the art on the sleeve.