Monday, September 01, 2008


I thought it would be nice to post some of these beautifully modern old school record sleeve designs by Stan Suliman. Couldn't find much about him online so if anyone has any more resources, please share. I have the Lionel Hampton, Jose Melis and Louis Prima/Keely Smith in my personal collection. The Sarah Vaughan cover design was found here.

Art Chantry is the master at re-interpreting this style and era of design as evidenced in his poster design for Satan's Pilgrims which echoes Sam's design for the Vaughan platter quite closely. To see more of Art's work, check out the book Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry. On a different note, did anyone catch Keely Smith singing with Kid Rock on the Grammy's this year and wonder, who the heck is this old ballsy broad? Well, now you know!


Parnell Corder said...

Tres Cool! I love the look of the art and the sound of all of those recording artists. Chica!

Deb said...

had to check out the keely/kid pairing on youtube - she's fabulous!

we've got a couple of wonderful thrift stores around here, i'll keep an eye out for some of his album covers for ya.

John said...

thanks for the comments! parnell-yes, i love the design.i'm was like a deer in headlights when i first saw them. deb-i know, i was really surprised to see Keely's still-baudy self on the grammies of all things.