Reid Miles was a genius. Look at these designs and enjoy their exuberant sense of play and sheer graphic brilliance. A key element of many of Miles’ designs was label co-founder Francis Wolff’s photography. Oddly enough, Miles wasn’t reportedly a huge fan of hard-bop, the jazz form that Blue Note’s roster excelled in during his tenure. Perhaps, as others have suggested, a degree of distance from the subject benefits the designs.
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