Vinyl Cover Art

We explore the unique cover artwork of South African township pop and jazz albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s – as the rising spirit of black consciousness and the struggle for self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to artists to find new paths – both visually, musical and economic.

The record sleeves of this era are as iconic and historically unique as the music itself and a striking reflection of the time; tapping into “township art,” the struggle aesthetics of BC artists and collectives and a savvy streetwise aesthetic, these sleeves are graphically bold and often radical.

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