Historic And Controversial Album Covers-part One

When CD’s were first introduced in the early 80’s, they were the “next best thing” in the music world. Certainly an upgrade from cassette tapes, CD’s conveniently packed the music and artwork into a neat, small package. But one of the major flaws is the lack of cover art you get with a CD, especially…

Album Cover Art-Part One

In 1939, Alex Steinweiss was employed at Columbia Records as the first art director for the company and decided to spruce up and repackage vinyl records. We all know the result, album cover art has become an important part of music and pop culture. (Prior to Steinweiss’s creative influences, records were generally stored in plain,…

So Many Scrapbooking Album Themes To Choose From

Chronological Album This is by far the most common theme for scrapbooks. Each page focuses on the photos from a specific date or event, and the album usually progresses from earliest dates to later dates. The tendency to start with older photos when scrapbooking comes from seeing all those old photos and realizing how overdue…

Roger Dean- Album Cover Artist And Designer

Ever since Alex Steinweiss designed album covers for Columbia Records in the 1940’s, many famous artists and designers have also designed iconic and stylish album cover art. From famed cartoonist Robert Crumb, who designed Janis Joplin’s “Cheap Thrills” album cover to Andy Warhol’s contribution to the Rolling Stones’ “Sticky Fingers” LP, many famous artists have…

Alex Steinweiss – Creator Of Album Cover Art

“Records used to be relegated to the back of the stores that sold refrigerators and stoves. You’d go to the counter and ask for the title you wanted,” recalled Steinweiss. “I needed to shake up the industry, we had to do something like European poster art to draw the attention of the buyer.” And “shake…

Album Cover Art-Part Two

Article Body: Album cover art software allows you to explore this pop phenomenon In the last article, we discussed some of the elements of album cover art and I would like to continue the discussion with some more details and an album cover finder that is a must for any fan of album cover art….

Historic And Controversial Album Covers-part Two

In part one of our article series (one of three) about famous album cover art, we discussed a couple of iconic Beatle album covers and some controversial album covers by other artists. Let’s continue our discussion with part two of our series. The Rolling Stones make our list for their 1968 album called “Beggars Banquet.”…

Scrapbooking Pet Page Ideas For A Unique Pet Album

Our pets are part of our families and our memories. Whether they are dogs, cats, hamsters or rabbits, they enrich our lives. Creating a pet-themed scrapbooking album will preserve the special moments you share with them. Consider these scrapbooking pet page ideas to make a scrapbooking album just for your pet photos. Everyone remembers the…

How To Make A Scrapbook Album For A Baby Boy

You have just become the proud parent of a baby boy. Whether this is your first child or not, you’ll want to commemorate this special event by creating a baby scrapbook. It’s easy and fun to find creative ideas for scrapbooking your son. The first thing that you need to think about when it come…