This morning I came across a nice little blog called Project 33 which displays a collection of vintage record sleeves all designed with nothing but dots, rectangles, triangles, lines, abstract shapes or only typography. Very often the designs result in a completely abstract image, other times they become highly stylized representations of musical instruments for example.
I showed the blog to a friend (Hi, M!) and he immediately started sending me examples of similar record sleeve designs, consisting of only abstract shapes or typography, but from very different times and styles of music. Meanwhile I started searching for other examples as well. Here’s what we came up with…
And this is what M. came up with. (Thanks, M!)
Finally, the stuff I found: