Issue No. 16

Issue No. 16


Hey everyone, hope you're having a great week.

I want to take a quick moment to mention the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It has been on my mind all week and I've been looking for a way to support the people of Ukraine. I came across this NRP article listing some ways to help that I want to share. I hope this nightmare ends soon for them.

I also want to mention that the first AisleOne Digest guest article went out this week. It's a fascinating piece by Matthew Ström that looks at the invention of album art and the design rivalry between Columbia Records and Blue Note. If you're interested in reading it, consider upgrading to a paid subscription.

Guest Article: The Invention of Album Art
Album art didn’t always exist. In the early 1900s, recorded music was still a novelty, overshadowed by sales of sheet music. Early vinyl records were vastly different from what we think of today: discs were sold individually and could only hold up to four minutes of music per side.

Enjoy this issue!



Theo Dimson

Theo Dimson was an award-winning graphic designer from Ontario, Canada. He was a member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and Alliance Graphique Internationale, and was commissioned by Canada Post to design a series of stamps. He had a unique style that bridged art deco and decorative design with modernist philosophies.