Monday, June 28, 2010

The Art on Their Sleeves: Vintage 45s

I’m just crazy about these Czechoslovakian 45 record sleeves. These first four, by Opus, manage to be fresh and mod, but also sophisticated in use of color and restraint of design. I particularly like them as a set.

The Opus set, along with the next six sleeves, are from a site devoted the musical career of Slovakian singer Tatiana Hubinska (1944-1999). She was popular during the 1960s and 70s was best know for the Slovak version of ‘Puppet on a String,’ and for her hits ‘Casanova’ and ‘Halo Baby, Halo Boy.’

Halo baby, haló boy (1965)

Puppet on a String (Ako malý psík,1967)

Curious to see what else was out there in foreign 45 record sleeves, I quickly came to a site called Record Envelope: The Little Library of Factory Sleeves. It is maintained by illustrator Kavel Rafferty, and folks from all over the world send her sleeves. She has them nicely categorized by music type, visual motif, etc. Plus there are a ton on flickr. Here is a tiny selection from other countries …







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