The greatest album covers of jazz Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers 1 day ago   06:51

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Blue Note captured the refined sophistication of jazz during the early 60s, giving it its signature look in the process.

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When asked to visualize what jazz looks like, you might picture bold typography, two tone photography, and minimal graphic design. If you did, you’re recalling the work of a jazz label that single-handedly defined the “look” of jazz music in the 1950s and1960s: Blue Note.

Inspired by the ever present Swiss lettering style that defined 20th century graphic design (think Paul Rand), Blue Note captured the refined sophistication of jazz during the early 60s, particularly during the hard bop era, and gave it a definitive visual identity through album covers.

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Brittany Belo
So amazing! What’s interesting is that some of these covers remind me of visuals you see equated with french new wave film/posters is there a connection???
Alan Senzaki
I always thought the circle in mobleys no room for squares was the metal circle attaching the bell of the horn to the body on a selmer markVI tenor that mobley played...who knew it was a subway gate!!
Darwin Vinci
What is the name of the music at the beginning ? please tell!
Pen15 Pouncer
Now all the SJW have to pretend they like jazz because its the most oppressed music made by "people of color".
not2n2u
Again with the tape reels turning backwards.
Ninja Sushi
I love collecting album covers and album art.
Maurice Zafra
Your animators are just wicked!!
J.R. Vasquez
GREAT great video!
Stunami
Reid Miles created what we call a "Design System". It's a consistent voice that the eye can detect as part of a brand collection.
VandewegheProduction
Make that: Well done video.... Well worth the time to watch.
VandewegheProduction
A very well donee video!
Wolfgang Marx
I love jazz. I grow up around jazz, in Germany, in the 50's got here to U.S. in 1960. My favort ,the bird love that sax
Matthew Harrold
I thought the (graphic design) commonality was industry wide ... and that's probably a statement on how Blue Note dominated the talent pool.
Light Yagami
Easily the best Vox video ever made
drumsnbass
True Blue - Tina Brooks. Yeah baby!
Mark M
Fabulous video. More, please.
Jason Duerstock
Who misspelled "rhythm" at 1:17 ?
J. Angel Cruz
Dear Vox,
Earworm, the Full length documentary.
When?
Jim Heid
This is superbly done! A noble tribute to Blue Note's greatness.
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