Monk is an iconic jazz album released by jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk in 1956. Monk had a unique and loose improvisational style. He is responsible for creating some instantly recognisable jazz standards like Blue Monk, Straight, No Chaser and Ruby, My Dear. The album artwork was designed by the incredibly prolific and innovative Andy Warhol. He was a freelance designer at the Prestige jazz label where he designed this cover. Warhol did the typography but like any hard working mummy’s boy, his mum did the calligraphy. It’s so simple and stylish and would not be out of place today ♥
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