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Great Record Labels: Art On A Small Round Canvas

Posted by James Duncan on

We thought it would be fun to create a pictorial essay of the kaleidoscope of record label designs created over the years. The creative services teams at record labels, composed of artists and graphic designers, were responsible for creating these artworks. They had to be eye catching, represent both the record label brand and the artist, and do this all in the 3.5" (45s) or 4" (LPs) diameter circle of paper that would get pressed into the hot vinyl of the record during manufacture. Some labels wanted people to rely on their label for a certain genre of music during certain eras. Atlantic,...

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