Jazz Album Cover Designs by Andy Warhol
In the 1950s Pop Art genius Andy Warhol was a successful free-lance commercial artist and among his New York clients of swanky magazines and highbrow shops, Andy also produced illustrations for album covers for several record labels, a total of fifty albums in his career but for the purposes of this Hub we will be looking at the album cover designs that Warhol created in the mid to late 1950s for Blue Note, Prestige and RCA Victor Records. Warhols' illustrations from this period are whimsical and lighthearted and almost never conform to normal or standard proportions.These album cover illustrations here show Warhols' signature blotted line technique, whereas he would add less or more paint to his lines and blot them with another more absorbent paper while the work was still wet.
Kenny Burrell "Kenny Burrell, vol. 2" 1956
Artie Shaw "Both Feet In The Groove" 1955
Joe Newman "I´m Still Swinging" 1955
Count Basie 1955
Conte Candoli "Cool Gabriels" 1956
J J Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green "Trombone by Three" 1956
Thelonious Monk Sonny Rollins & Frank Foster
Kenny Burrell "Blue Lights, vol. 1" 1958
Kenny Burrell "Blue Lights, vol. 2" 1958
Johnny Griffin "The Congregation" 1958
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Paul Desmond "Take Ten"
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SteveKaye on February 28, 2013:
These are very creative. Thank you for publishing this lens. I enjoyed seeing this work by Warhol. Now I know more about his creative works.
motobidia on February 04, 2013:
I didn't know Warhol illustrated jazz albums! I can see his signature color play on "Kenny Burrell Blue Lights" albums. Well done!