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He was recruited by Rudolph de Harek, who was Columbia´s art director in the beginning of 1950s.Both de Harek and Fujita preferred a style which featured photography before illustrations. He was inspired of labels like Blue Note and Prestige and added a new, more hard-edged, attitude to Columbia.It seems to be the first pop/jazz LP ever (picture below).Surprisingly this first LP does not have a pictorial cover, in spite of the fact that such a cover already exists.New covers are added continuosly, along with comments (in Swedish).COLUMBIA pioneered in many fields of the recording business. In 1939 the company employed Alex Steinweiss as art director. Columbia is the oldest surviving trademark in the record business, dating back to 1880s.The covers are sorted by labels (USA) or by countries (Europe). Some of them should be found in our store, others hopefully will coming up for sale again in the future!
His illustrations were influenced by the European modern painters as well as pre-Colombian art, given it a comic book twist. In 1954 he was hired by Bob Jones who was a former colleague from Columbia, now art director at RCA Victor.Flora came to produce some of his most oustanding works during the two years he was working for RCA Victor.NEIL FUJITA became one of the post-Steinweiss designers at Columbia who developed the company´s album look.Later he concentrated on graphics for posters, magazine covers and packaging design.Steinweiss was from beginning inspired by the European poster artists, such as Cassandre, Jean Carlu and Paul Colin.
ALEX STEINWEISS created the first illustrated cover for an album of 78 rpm records.