Smash Song Hits by Rodgers & Hart, by Alex Steinweis

Apparently this is the world’s first album cover. Before this records came in generic paper sleeves. It’s actually far less boring than I’d expect the first album cover to have been.

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Smash Song Hits, cover design by Alex Steinweiss for Columbia Records, 1938, scan posted by Undependant :: via kottke

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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