Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

A new book has been released about the work of Alex Steinweiss, who was appointed Art Director of Columbia Records in 1940 at the very youthful age of 23. He is touted with revolutionising the way records were packaaged, thus being credited as the “The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover”. Check it out, along with nine more of the best new books about design as chosen by The Independent.

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