Storm Thorgerson, one of the great cover designers of all time, maintains in his book Great Record Covers of the 60s that Classical record covers are boring. Often true, many classical covers picture the recording artist (or conductor) or a bust of the composer, or a reproduction of some 2nd rate painting.
Nevertheless, we have seen Steinweiss’ covers, RCA 78 rpm covers, Connelly’s covers. Some great stuff. Now I bring it up to the 1970s for my collection of Columbia Masterworks. I am not a completist, I just collect covers I like for this stuff.
First up is Monogram studio. The Connellys (Darrill and Elaine) tell me that Monogram was a studio in New York in the early 1950s and not a single designer. These covers are signed somebody/monogram. Who the somebody is varies. Meyers comes up a lot. I would love to know more about any of them. Some great designs, no single style.