Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"Cut Top Off Along Dotted Line..."

Let's all be grateful that this idea from Belioz Records back in the 50's (?) for packaging records never caught on. Print the cover art on a giant sandwich baggie and make the consumer cut the top off himself!

At least someone had the good taste to use this energetic Russell Patterson line art to decorate that record "jacket". I thought you might enjoy reading Patterson's bio in his own words, in his own hand-lettering even, along with a photo of the artist and a nice drawing at the National Cartoonists Society website.

There is a Patterson book in the works from Fantagraphics, which you can read about on their blog (scroll almost to the bottom of the page).

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