For this collection of album cover art and typography, I pick up right where we left off...1970.
Now, unlike my 60s collection, I don't have as many obscure artists/albums here...in fact, many are quite well-known (though possibly, not so at the time of these releases). However, there are still a good half-dozen or so that I imagine most people have never seen, nor heard of.
Ultimately, this decade (in terms of album design) really gave us everything...and it shows. While you can definitely feel the lingering effects of a post-60s-hippie-psychedelic world, there was clearly a more targeted focus, investing an even greater amount of time in molding the creative identity of the artists into the album designs themselves.
I hope you enjoy this collection.
note: This project is being presented as a typographical/artistic reference: a study in truly original and influential album cover artwork and typography of a magnificently creative & innovative time. It's also a glimpse into my own personal music library and a greater insight into my varied musical influences. Best if viewed in full-size.