For many, vinyl records are a thing of the past; indeed, even CDs seem old hat these days. But this doesn’t change the fact that a 45rpm sleeve acted as a big paper canvas for some truly excellent graphics, and on the internet you can find some seriously tasty gems.
Who doesn’t love a bit of communist rock & roll? It’s as important as breakfast. The best collection of old Eastern block vinyl sleeves is right here, they really don’t make them like that anymore.
This is possibly the most comprehensive collection online. Record labels organised alphabetically, with hundreds of examples of type and pattern, with a concentration on US, UK, Australia and Norwegian companies.
K. Hiltscher has a great personal collection of mainly American sleeves, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, while Kavel Rafferty runs a record envelope library from her site here.