Oct 16, 2020
For the Record: Three Decades of Album Design
In this episode, we welcome Michael Mendel, the creative force behind three decades of record album art for musicians like Gladys Knight & the Pips, Tony Bennett, Tammy Wynette, Curtis Mayfield, Donovan, David Cassidy, The Stylistics, The New York Philharmonic and many more. Michael reveals what went into designing album covers in the pre-digital era, including photo shoots and logistics you probably couldn’t get away with today. Plus, you’ll never guess who posed for some of his later covers.
Check out a sampling of Michael Mendel’s more than 2,000 album covers on Discogs.
Read more about his work HERE.
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