Monthly Archives: January 2014

Witt at RCOA – allegro, allegro royale, allegro elite

One more concertone, and some signed Witt and Design House covers from another Record Corporation of America label – Allegro, Allegro Royale, Elite. Advertisements

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the last few 12 inch RCOA covers by Witt

Nothing much more to say about Record Corporation of America and their covers by Curt John Witt. The last of these is on Ultraphonic, the others on Gramophone. The company also used the names Concertone, Varsity, WBAL, and perhaps others. … Continue reading

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the next few Curt John Witt Gramophone covers

1954. Working with only two or three colors, Witt achieved a lot. I do not know if all of these are his, either in design or in illustration. But I know I like them all.

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the next few Witt covers on Gramophone/Concertone

These are the last of the ones I have on Concertone – 1956. And then the first one on Gramophone, from 5 years earlier. Almost every one of them on all the RCOA labels has a catalog of other releases … Continue reading

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Record Corporation of America and Curt John Witt

Record Corporation of America was a cheap label in the 1950s. Many of their designs were by Design House. Many were by Curt John Witt. As far as I can tell, for the most part Witt was Design House. But … Continue reading

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My favorite single cover that is not by Steinweiss

To me, the best time in record cover design, and hence in all of graphic design, is 1945 to 1948, when Steinweiss was at CBS and the designers at Decca and RCA were giving him a run for the money. … Continue reading

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the last few Mercury and Maas 12 inch lps

The British Decca uses graphics that Maas did for American London, the same company. I posted some of those before. these last few odds and ends on Mercury include some Maas designs, and some who-knows-what designs. Next will be Curt … Continue reading

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