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Center of Attention – Vintage inspiration

Looking for some vintage graphic inspiration? Look no further than this colorful collection of old and forgotten record center labels. For color combinations, layout and visual authenticity, finding an original vintage graphic reference is always key.

Center of Attention is a website dedicated to the artwork, graphics and logos of vintage record centre labels. Set up by London based web designer Simon Foster, this collection gives a great snapshot of seven inch record graphics from the late 60s and 70s.

Foster explains, “[While] record cover sleeve art has always received plenty of attention (and rightly so) I believe that center labels have been somewhat neglected, so I thought I would set up this simple and easy to use site so I could share some examples.”

The graphic team love the intense color saturated looks and bold graphic layout of these circular frame designs. These sometimes-overlooked visuals can be a great source of font and color mix inspiration.

If your looking for more album cover artworks for inspiration try defacevalue.com for a mix of found and defaced album covers.

For more of a modern take on what’s happening in the world of album cover art visit bandcamp.com and their collection of the 473 artists that played the recent SxSW festival.

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