EARWORM: THE GREATEST ALBUM COVERS OF JAZZ presented by Vox

Runtime: 7 minutes

Producers: Vox

Website: https://www.vox.com/

When asked to visualize what jazz looks like, you might picture bold typography, two tone photography, and minimal graphic design. If you did, you’re recalling the work of a jazz label that single-handedly defined the “look” of jazz music in the 1950s and 1960s: Blue Note. This mini-doc explores Blues Note's groundbreaking album cover designs. Inspired by the ever present Swiss lettering style that defined 20th century graphic design (think Paul Rand), Blue Note captured the refined sophistication of jazz during the early 60s, particularly during the hard bop era, and gave it a definitive visual identity through album covers. Blue Note Records captured the refined sophistication of jazz during the early 60s, giving it its signature look in the process.