Robert Crumb - The Complete Record Cover Collection
Looking like a thick 12″ record sleeve, this catalogue raisonnee of record covers designed by Robert Crumb is a labour of love brought together (mostly) by the die-hard collectors of Crumbabilia: Richard Kuiters and Cecile van Lijnden (and Pierre-Henry Lenfant). An English edition (published by W.W. Norton), but based on the Dutch edition by Oog & Blik (designed by Joost Swarte). As a devotee of blues, jazz and country, and indeed a musician himself, Robert Crumb, the cartoonist, had always found a way of involving himself in the music scene. His first success as a cartoonist coincides with his first work for a musical event (1967) in San Francisco. While still of relative fame, he draws record cover upon record cover, most notably the 1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company album Cheap Thrills. Over the years he amassed a vast body of work, ranging from illustrations for buttons, flyers and posters to portraits (of his heroes), and designs for record labels and boxes of trading cards. Coffee table book for fans of Robert Crumb and music-lovers alike.