Web designer and ex-record collector Simon Foster has amassed quite a collection of record center labels for your design inspiration needs– the limited space makes for some really specific design choices, and its nice to see the labels all lined up neatly.
Whilst record cover sleeve art has always received plenty of attention (and rightly so) I believe that center labels have been somewhat neglected, so I thought I would set up this simple and easy to use site so I could share some examples. To keep the focus solely on the artwork I have purposely not included any information on the music, artists or date of publication as most of that should be self explanatory from the images.
Center labels are (in my opinion) a great source of design inspiration, being full of interesting colors, shapes, graphics and typography. So have a look around and enjoy your stay.
You can help add to his collection by emailing him– I’m a fan of any kind of rescued collection of lost/obsolete objects (like these vintage cheese labels and cereal packaging that I posted a few months ago). Maybe I should start scanning in my vintage Taiwanese stamp set (my uncles were apparently obsessed with stamps, and gifted me with a large collection of Taiwanese stamps from the 70’s when I was 9!) [Via Subtraction.]