Edison Records had the most awkward slogan I have ever heard. "Comparison With the Living Artist Reveals No Difference" What a mouthful.
From an RCA Victor sleeve. I think this one is tee-shirt worthy.
Columbia Records always seem to be worn out. I don't know if it is because they were cheaply made or popular. The illustrations on their sleeves are similar to their typeface. Deep sharp lines, all in red. The artist signed the drawings, but I can't make out the name.
Mercury Records, a local Chicago label that had popularity in the 50's, gives us these drawings that are filled with whimsy. (I've always wanted to say that something was filled with whimsy.)
If you've ever broken a 78 record marked as unbreakable you've seen the mysterious 'core'. Basically a piece of cardboard. I feel like I'm holding something substantial when i pick up a 78 RPM record. I've only seen Magic Brain Victorola's at expensive flea markets. Could the makers of the magic brain even comprehend our ipods holding days worth of music?
Well back they go in the 'what to do with this crap' pile.
Side note: The weather suddenly changed this evening from balmy 85 degrees to a chilly 60 with blustery winds. All the sleves that I had piled next to my computer were blown all over my apartment like autumn leaves.