Monthly Archives: July 2011

alex steinweiss in memoriam 8c: Decca signed Piedra Blanca

For a while in the 1950s or early 1960s some Steinweiss designs on Decca carried the signature Piedra Blanca – Spanish for Steinweiss. Most of these are signed, and all of them are favorite designs from his enormous ouput on … Continue reading

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alex steinweiss in memoriam 8b: Decca Records

These are the earliest Steinweiss Decca designs that I love, and the last ones. I don’t love The Gates of Justice, but it is fairly unique among my Steinweiss records, and is the last one chronologically to have a signature. … Continue reading

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alex steinweiss in memoriam 8a: Decca part 1

Alex Steinweiss designed covers for Columbia from 1939 to the mid-1950s, about 16 years. He designed for Decca including Coral/Brunswick from the early to mid-1950s until at least 1969, an equally long or perhaps longer period. Here are some of … Continue reading

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alex steinweiss in memoriam 7: Everest Records

Steinweiss designed for Everest for only two years, 1958-1960. The one time I spoke with him on the phone, 14 years ago, he told me that he had done all of the Everest covers. There is a point after which … Continue reading

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alex steinweiss in memoriam 6: london records

Steinweiss designed for London from some time in the early to mid-1950s until around 1970. I have never seen a London Steinweiss that was signed, so one has to guess which covers are his. There are a few designers – … Continue reading

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alex steinweiss in memoriam 5: Remington

In case anyone doesn’t know it, Alex Steinweiss began at Columbia records in 1939. He did all of Columbia’s record covers for the first few years, and the majority of them after that until around 1950. After that, he did … Continue reading

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alex steinweiss in memoriam 4: 12 inch columbia lps

The fourth tribute to the memory of Alex Steinweiss, the dean of graphic artists, who dies one week ago at age 94. These are my favorites among my 12 inch Columbia lps. Steinweiss designed Columbia lps from 1948 to roughly … Continue reading

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