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What a great Steinweiss record cover this one is. Note the two different sets of type used and the metronome (the beat of time) and the two hearts. Great restrained color use and good balance make this one of my favorite covers. The last piece of music on the record here is composed by the Czech composer Franz Drdla and titled “Souvenir”. It is a wonderful piece of music . From YouTube comes this great video with an incredible Fin de Siecle Viennese look to it.
Here is an excerpt from the above book Design Literacy by graphic design expert and author Steven Heller;
For a great image in our collection of that Eddy Duchin cover mentioned in the above text here it is (from an earlier post).