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  • #16
    Ooo yes, Sir Slim, I've had that one before but let it slip away.

    So, question to you designers on here: If this simple, clear aesthetic is down to not having to struggle to compete in shops (as in the quote in first post), could it also be down to having to sell records from catalogues? All the sleeves would be shrunk down to thumbnail size in catalogues and so you couldn't have too much on them. So all this 'the art of selling music' online has changed due to having tiny digital thumbnails on iTubes kind of has a precusor here in the World Record Club?

    There you go, that's the media USP for selling a collected book of these sleeves.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Expiry2011 View Post
      Couldn't agree more Ian - lovely record



      Coltrane - Ballads
      Another improvement on the original in my opinion
      I was going to mention another WRC sleeve similar to this hoping someone could recall it, it always makes me stop when I see it in the racks - drawing of a woman with long hair, almost psychedelic/art nouveau-ish, black and red colour scheme. Then I clock that it's someone like Vic Damone or somebody like that and I leave it. Any ideas?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by IAN View Post
        I was going to mention another WRC sleeve similar to this hoping someone could recall it, it always makes me stop when I see it in the racks - drawing of a woman with long hair, almost psychedelic/art nouveau-ish, black and red colour scheme. Then I clock that it's someone like Vic Damone or somebody like that and I leave it. Any ideas?
        Could it be this one??
        http://www.discogs.com/George-Sheari...elease/5974769
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        • #19
          If they were around nowadays they would probably go for an artists representation of a slice of toast with his face burnt on it a la jesus, elvis et all.

          Never seen this one - but like it![/QUOTE]
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          • #20
            Originally posted by IAN View Post
            I was going to mention another WRC sleeve similar to this hoping someone could recall it, it always makes me stop when I see it in the racks - drawing of a woman with long hair, almost psychedelic/art nouveau-ish, black and red colour scheme. Then I clock that it's someone like Vic Damone or somebody like that and I leave it. Any ideas?
            Ah yes, I know exactly which one you mean, think there's a photo on my phone. Will have a look.
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            • #21
              No, looks like it's floated off into the iCloud. However, there was this one, which was obviously too expensive to buy, but what a sleeve:

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              • #23
                Originally posted by Expiry2011 View Post
                No, but that's another peach!

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                • #24
                  What a great looking exhibition! I can't see any identical designs, but the aesthetic is the same.

                  I like the way they've hung them on the wall (just on pins it looks like). I was very interested Jon Savage's punk zine/45s at the Haywood's technique of basically mounting it all behind pvc, but then the material there was worth a lot more cash.

                  IAN: I know exactly which one you mean, it's a beauty. I have a photo somewhere.
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                  • #25
                    Originally posted by eine View Post
                    No, looks like it's floated off into the iCloud. However, there was this one, which was obviously too expensive to buy, but what a sleeve:

                    That's ace isn't it, looks like it was made by layering pieces of coloured tissue paper - something I did at school once. Really effective technique!

                    These sleeves are a lesson in economy and simplicity

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                    • #26
                      Another one I've never seen, but that beats the original Columbia sleeve:

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                      • #27
                        Originally posted by SirSlim View Post
                        Another one I've never seen, but that beats the original Columbia sleeve:

                        Never seen that either but it looks fab!

                        Is there any info on who was responsible for the World Record Club sleeves? Was there a design Svengali who oversaw the entire thing or were they lucky and had some great talent?
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                        • #28
                          An incredible sleeve! I think that was an Australian only issue (?).

                          Expiry: follow the link in the first post here, there's some more info. Certainly the Australian's had separate designers, but a similar aesthetic.
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                          • #29
                            Originally posted by eine View Post
                            An incredible sleeve! I think that was an Australian only issue (?).

                            Expiry: follow the link in the first post here, there's some more info. Certainly the Australian's had separate designers, but a similar aesthetic.
                            I've kind of answered my own question with a bit of googling

                            Looks like I need to track down this book



                            500 designs from the Australian World Record club
                            My mouth is watering!!!
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                            • #30
                              Wow, indeed! Great review here: https://st33.wordpress.com/vinyl-art...-world-record/

                              Seems to be £35 for a copy to the UK.
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