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Alex Steinweiss covers Minneapolis

Posted at 8:28 AM on July 20, 2011 by John Birge

Alex Steinweiss died Sunday, age 94.
You many not know his name, but you've probably seen his work.
He was a graphic designer, and he invented the album cover, first for 78-rpm records in 1939. In the 1950s he invented the first packaging for LP records.
Click here for a gallery of his stunning imagery, most from his classical music album covers of the 1940's. Among those are thes designs for the Minneapolis Symphony:

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