Robert M. Jones, Art Director, RCA/Victor Records, writing in the November 1960 issue of American Artist, concluded:
Though color photography presently dominates album cover art...
... there is evidence that the taste of the record buyer is maturing.
He is demanding a sophisticated, enlightened art work.
Musical content is also becoming increasingly important.
Fortunately, a semi-nude pretty girl is no longer enough to sell the product...
... to an audience whose taste in music is constantly being upgraded by quality recordings.
* My Illustrated Album Covers flickr set.