An inspiring interview / mini-doc on the late Ronald Clyne. Clyne designed over 500LP covers for the Folkways record label in a relationship that lasted over three decades. I have included a few of my favorite covers below but they only scratch the surface. Do yourself a favor and check out the archive of Clyne’s work on the Smithsonian Folkways website. You can peruse all the beautiful cover artwork along with some great music. It’s also a great way to kill time while you’re supposed to be working. And for those who like to hold something in their hands, Unit Editions put out a very cool newspaper dedicated to Clyne’s Folkways cover artwork a few years ago.

( Video: Smithsonian Videos )

Cover images: © Smithsonian Folkways