mid-century graphic designers, illustrators & art directors

By jumblebunny jumblebunny
updated about 1 year ago

Artists, illustrators & designers working in the mid-century modern style, c. 1945-70, credited for album cover designs & artwork.

I recommend viewing their discography pages in the "large covers" format.

See Volume Two: http://www.discogs.com/lists/mid-century-graphic-designers-illustrators-art-directors-vol-2/201795

See Volume Three: https://www.discogs.com/lists/mid-century-graphic-designers-illustrators-art-directors-volume-3/272538

See also my list of notable uncredited designs: http://www.discogs.com/lists/notable-uncredited-mid-century-design/200681

  1. Nina Aae

    Danish - designer - Debut

  2. Armand Acosta

    American - designer - World Pacific

  3. Haig Adishian

    American - designer - Atlantic

  4. Peter Adler (5)

    American - designer, typographer - Columbia

  5. Abe Ajay

    American - visual artist, illustrator - Young People's Records

  6. Josef Albers

    German-American - color theorist, designer - Command

  7. Olga Albizu

    Puerto Rican - abstract expressionist painter - Verve, RCA

  8. John Alcorn

    American - designer, illustrator - Columbia

  9. Sam Alexander (2)

    American - designer - Jazzland, Riverside

  10. Thomas B. Allen

    American - illustrator - Columbia

  11. Walter Allner

    American - designer, typographer, painter - Columbia

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    Tor Alm

    Tor Alm

    Swedish - designer - Megafon

  13. Charles Alston (2)

    American - noted Harlem Renaissance artist - Columbia

  14. John Altoon

    American - visual artist, designer - Verve, World Pacific

  15. Jim Amos

    American - designer - Columbia

  16. Gerald Andrea

    American - graphic designer, illustrator - Columbia, Owl

  17. Jack Anesh

    American - art director, designer - Verve, MGM

  18. Pauline Annon

    American - designer - Contemporary, Good Time Jazz

  19. Apple Graphics

    American - design firm - A&M, Dot, ABC

  20. Peter Arno

    American - cartoonist - Columbia, RCA

  21. A. F. Arnold

    American(?) - designer - Epic

  22. ARW Productions, Inc.

    American - design firm - ABC-Paramount, Westminster

  23. Hiram Ash

    American(?) - designer - Caedmon

  24. Aslan (7)

    French - illustrator, sculptor - Fontana, Barclay

  25. Atelier Cassandre

    French - design studio - Angel, Le Voix de Son Maitre