Visual Iconography, Pt. 1 Written by Jonathan Ward Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 14 thoughts on “Visual Iconography, Pt. 1” WOW, cover art! Reply SO cool! You can almost smell them… Reply beautiful labels Reply Brilliant stuff! Have we heard any of these discs on Excavated Shellac or Opika P? Is there a systmatic study out there of record company iconography + who it was aimed at? Reply Thank you. There will be more. No, there is no systematic study – some sleeves are rarer than the discs themselves. But they were aimed at the consumer, in the intended regions, countries, shops, large and small. Reply And no, none of them make appearances on “Strings” or OP! Many thanks. On the imagery, I was struck by how variable it is: from idealised scenes on the HMV Bantu sleeve to strictly calligraphic on the Sodwa. Obviously designed to help records sell, but it would be interesting to see how successful (or otherwise) a big company like HMV was in meeting local sensibilities vs. more local companies. Great that you have managed to source sleeves too – the whole package (music, label + sleeve) is fascinating + so rarely presented. Might we hear some of these in the future on the blog? I hope so! Zonk! What beauties! Reply beautiful labels and the paper sleeves are almost as good Reply Fabulous! Reply wonderful Reply these are awesome, thanks! just for the record (no pun intended), the rabbit brand label reads, approximately: “up-to-date records brand new songs, beautiful lyrics international rhythms, recorded using radio technology loud sound, clear listening, durable for sale, wholesale and retail, at the t. ngek chuan store 4-way intersection, banglamphu, pratumai, phranakhon” Reply Thanks, Peter! Reply You are lucky to have the record of Ahmad Al-Sheikh I don’t know if I have it, but this singer is great, he is on the list of my coming release “the early Syrian and Lebanese singers” of the beginning of the XXth century. Reply Leave a Reply to John B Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.