Tag Archives: Darrill Connelly

two more possible Connellys on Steinweiss square backgrounds

I am not sure if either of these is a drawing by Darrill Connelly. Especiall ML4305 just doesn’t really look like him to me.

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Columbia lp ML4298 by Connelly and by Meyers/Monogram

Darill Connelly has informed me that columbia rushed out large numbers of covers with his illustrations (and the Steinweiss generic rectangles background) in 1949-1950. This lp was then reissued a year or two later with the cover by Meyers/Monogram. Connelly … Continue reading

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Darrill Connelly and Darrill Connelly

Here are four designs by Darrill Connelly. One of them also shows a reissue with a different catalog number, OL instead of ML Most of his work at Columbia was illustrations that he did for covers designed by others, mainly … Continue reading

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Darrill Connelly and Alex Steinweiss

I spoke with Darill Connelly a few days ago. He is, as anyone reading this knows, one of my favorite graphic artists. He is also remarkably unsung – there are very few references to him on the web. I hope … Continue reading

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Darrill Connelly covers 1949 and one 1950

Here are the next bunch of Darrill Connelly covers that I have. Some I don’t attach his name to, they could be anybody. Two of them are signed. ML4246 is shown in two versions, slight color variants and a mysterious … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol’s earliest record covers and Paul Marechal’s book

One of the very best books on record covers is Andy Warhol, The Record Covers 1949-1987 by Paul Marechal. This book and the one on Robert Crumb’s covers are the only ones to be even close to complete on a … Continue reading

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six columbia squares covers, mostly darrill connelly, 1949

Here are six Columbia squares covers, all from 1949. Both squares designs were used, and various colors. Darrill Connelly did most of the drawings, but my attributions to him are unproven. Some covers have some illustrations by an artist and … Continue reading

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three (or four) covers by the same designer for the same record in a two year period

Here are three different covers for the same piece of music – Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite. All are by Darrill Connelly. The sticker cover must have been first. The squares cover is probably drawn by Connelly in the upper corner, and … Continue reading

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columbia ML4100s by Darrill Connelly

Four columbia ML4100s by Darrill Connelly. the first one is the sticker type cover. This is definitely Connelly’s drawing, showing that Steinweiss did not design all of the sticker covers. The next three are on a generic design of squares … Continue reading

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another Columbia quasi-generic design

Columbia records, inventor of the lp cover, fooled around with lp covers in the early years. We have already seen totally generic covers, and the covers with the stickers. Here is another attempt they made, putting a generic border and … Continue reading

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