Friday, March 26, 2010

Ronald Clyne At Folkways

A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to find a long overdue publication documenting the graphic work of Ronald Clyne on my doorstep.  As a record collector and avid fan of his graphic design I’d often wondered why his work was so neglected and undervalued.  Between 1951 and 1981, he designed over 500 LP covers for Folkways Records label.  His work combines a simplicity of design with colour and form.  Luckily for us, the wonderful people at Unit Editions have published a newsprint booklet documenting some of his best work.






2 comments:

lightactivity said...

I like how Unit calls Clyne a "folk modernist" on their webpage. This is a good phrase for the kind of aesthetic I like. It often gets used in reference to Charley Harper.

kc commander said...

Hello, from Smithsonian Folkways-
The "Ronald Clyne at Folkways" anthology is now available for purchase at the Smithsonian Folkways website here: http://bit.ly/c4ISvH