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One of the greatest Theater play bill and poster designers in the 60’s and 70’s was Tom Morrow (1928-1994). He was a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York.

Credited with creating more posters for plays and musicals than anyone else. His designs were found also on  record covers, usually with his signature “Morrow” somewhere in the design. His designs were used on tea towels and other linen table goods. His distinctive style was copied a lot.

The top of the post features an example of an outstanding record cover using the American symbol of the Stars and Stripes in an innovative way.

Tom Morrow was also a painter and much of his scarce paintings are owned by the celebrities who acted in some of these plays.private40 027 The record cover for Cabaret, shown below and the poster design shown above left, have a vintage “naughty approach” showing a bit of nudity that in these days does not have anyone raise their eyebrows.private40 028