From the Record Factory + Designspiration

February 25th, 2009

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Record Factory
Record Factory
Tonpress was a polish label from 1980′s. Belonging to KAW – Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza (The National Publishing Agency), their catalog consisted of foreign albums, singles, audiobooks and Polish records.

Tonpress was shutdown in 1990, due to the Polish government discontinuing most of the state-controlled publishing houses and agencies. Much of Tonpress’ collection was lost when it was split between two privately owned music labels. Tonpress records are still available at on-line auctions. Below are several amazing pieces of the artwork from albums.

Source here.

Posted by on 02/25/09 in Design, Inspiration

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  1. [...] Blog | From the Record Factory + DesignspirationPosted by sd33house on February 25, 2009 Tonpress was a polish label from 1980’s. Belonging to KAW – Krajowa [...]

  2. [...] I can’t seem to get enough of polish design. Last night was lost to the hunt through hundreds of archived record sleeves and album covers in search for more great polish record sleeves. After nearly three hours I had about 30 good covers but narrowed it down to only records on the 1980 polish Tonpress label. Check out part I of this post for more covers. [...]

  3. [...] Ars Thanea has been in my design links folder for over a year under the alias of Peter Jaworowski / Hejz. It never occurred to me until now that he actually works at Ars Thanea and that The Hejz and Ars Thanea are now one in the same. Their work is absolutely stunning and has inspired me to start playing with different collage methods. It is also very interesting to see Polish design in a different way than the design of old record sleeves. [...]

  4. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Shelby White and Nick Sigler, Alex Mau. Alex Mau said: RT @wanken Beautiful GAP 1969 package http://bit.ly/22KiKZ Beautifully Similar to these record sleeves http://bit.ly/cyE0af #design [...]

  5. [...] posted some of the most amazing record covers in the past, but I hadn’t come across this set before. This set is from a Polish record label. Photos of [...]


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