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There's been lots of attention (and several great books) over the years celebrating the amazing design legacy of vintage Blue Note jazz record sleeves, many of which were designed by the great Reid Miles, with those beautiful/famous b/w photos by Francis Wolff, but I recently stumbled across an amazingly comprehensive Japanese website called Vintage Vanguard, that has catalogued most (possibly each and every one) of them, and posted them (fronts and backs) in one place. Impressive, and just great to be able to admire all that incredible typographic playfulness again, which has been so influential on contemporary graphic design (and certainly on my own work).