Monday, February 23, 2009
Vintage Norwegian album covers
Every now and again I come across some vintage records with great sleeve designs. Here are two Norwegian ones - the top one,"Rosemalt Sound" is from 1967 and is designed by Chris White. White is originally from England where he studied in the mid- to late 1950s, then moved to Norway at some point, and is still living here. The second album, "Pirion" is from 1968 and designed by Peter Haars. Haars died in 2005, came from Germany originally, and became an important contributor to Norwegian graphic design in the 1960s and -70s. One of his biggest influences was Pop Art. I found this book cover collection of his on flickr.
PS: In case you wonder about the music on these albums, Rosemalt sound is jazzy folksy music and Pirion is a childrens album by singer songwriter Alf Prøysen.