To celebrate the iconic label’s 75th anniversary, you can put your face on classic Blue Note album covers with their Facebook app.
Cover art just isn’t what it used to be. Whether it’s Kanye trying to make a statement by supposedly not making a statement or Wiz Khalifa in questionable attire, album covers don’t really stand out as works of art anymore. Blue Note album covers were design masterpieces and eloquently expressed the “hipness” of the music within the sleeves, catching onto the typographical movements of the 50s and 60s. Reid Miles was the man responsible for most of the iconic album covers we know today and although he left in the late 60s, his cover designs still stand up against the swathes of modern “flat design”.
In commemoration of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary this year, the jazz label have given fans the chance to put themselves into some of those albums covers with their special Facebook app. You too can be part of Freddie Hubbard’s Hub -Tones or Jackie McLean’s Destination… Out! Unfortunately there isn’t a wide selection to choose from but that shouldn’t stop you from having a bit of fun.