Archive for “Cover Story with Paul Morris”

Art » Art Exhibits » Cover Story with Paul Morris

Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 18

Paul Morris is a graphic designer and writer who collects album art of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He finds his examples of influential mid-century design in the used record stores of Portland, Oregon. In this edition, Paul writes about album covers picturing designer furniture

[…] Continue reading »

Art » Art Exhibits » Cover Story with Paul Morris

Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 17

Paul Morris is a graphic designer and writer who collects album art of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He finds his examples of influential mid-century design in the used record stores of Portland, Oregon. In this edition, Paul writes about the album cover art of Erik Nitsche, a pioneer of modern design

[…] Continue reading »

Art » Art Exhibits » Cover Story with Paul Morris

Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 16

Paul Morris is a graphic designer and writer who collects album art of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He finds his examples of influential mid-century design in the used record stores of Portland, Oregon. In this edition, Paul shares some jazz covers from the 1950’s.

[…] Continue reading »

Art » Art Exhibits » Cover Story with Paul Morris

Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 14

Paul Morris is a graphic designer and writer who collects album art of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He finds his examples of influential mid-century design in the used record stores of Portland, Oregon.

Continue reading »

Art » Art Exhibits » Cover Story with Paul Morris

Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 13

Paul Morris is a graphic designer and writer who collects album art of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He finds his examples of influential mid-century design in the used record stores of Portland, Oregon.

Continue reading »

Art » Art Exhibits » Cover Story with Paul Morris

Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 12

Paul Morris is a graphic designer and writer who collects album art of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He finds his examples of influential mid-century design in the used record stores of Portland, Oregon.

Continue reading »

Art » Art Exhibits » Cover Story with Paul Morris

Shopping for vinyl in Northeast Portland

“Cover Stories with Paul Morris” is a popular feature found on Jerry Jazz Musician that looks at the serious art – and serious comedy – of vintage album cover art. Paul is a dear friend of mine and fellow Portland resident who happens to be a music scholar and album cover collector. In most cases, it is not the music he seeks, it is the work of the artist who created the design.

Yesterday was a pretty typical late March Portland day – cool, gray and drizzly with an occasional dose of sunshine. It was “jacket weather” but no umbrella was necessary. It was a great day to hit a few record stores, of which there are many in this amazing town. Portland has more record stores (predominantly selling vinyl) than any other […] Continue reading »