With this, designer Rodrigo Maia has created an ongoing project titled “New Records, Old Covers”, which merges contemporary artists/albums with the nostalgic design aesthetic of old jazz album covers. What he achieves primarily through his intelligent use of typography and color is both a respectful tribute to the medium’s design history and a fun look into an alternative musical universe where doom metal and relaxing post rock live on the same visual plane.
From Rodrigo’s site:
Inspired by the work of designers like Alex Steinweiss, David Stone Martin and Reid Miles from Blue Note, I recreated these modern album covers using the the jazz era aesthetic. This is a continuous project and a homage.