In 1940, at 23, Alex Steinweiss landed the job as art director for Columbia Records. He convinced the company to replace the standard plain brown wrapper record covers with eye-catching illustrations.
Apparently, record sales increased by over 800 per cent and forever changed the way records were packaged and sold.
His bold and exuberant style are in evidence in this beautiful book which covers over three decades of his work. This limited edition (100 numbered copies) is signed by the artist and comes with an original, signed serigraph print.
At $1200, it is an investment but an affordable quality paperback is in the works and will be published soon.
I was at a friend's house for dinner the other night and she brought out a package of coffee she had not yet tried. Did we want a cup?
Don't usually indulge in an after dinner coffee --unless it is decaf -- but one whiff of the incredible aroma from this unopened package immediately encouraged us make a fresh pot.
Wow! This was Monkey & Son, Organic Fook! blend and it did not disappoint. I like a full bodied, dark roast and this brew was rich and smooth with a strikingly fresh flavor.
Their website offers an array of light to dark roasts to suit all coffee palates with One to Four bean ratings marking the intensity of flavor. There is one decaf option and it is a lighter, Two Bean roast. I'm hoping they will add a Four Bean decaf to match the Fook! blend at some point. All the coffees they source are Fair Trade and Organic.
This coffee completely elevates the coffee experience and a happy new addition to my kitchen must-haves.