Born David Livingstone Martin and educated at The Art Institute of Chicago, DSM began his career as a graphic designer. He worked as an assistant to Ben Shahn, designing murals for the Chicago World's Fair. During WWII he was an artist correspondent for Life magazine.
But DSM really hit his stride in the fifties, when he is said to have designed and illustrated over 400 album covers, mostly for jazz artists. You can find a small sampling of that work here. His work has been shown at the Met, the MOMA, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
Aφορμή υπήρξε το υπέροχο βιβλίο-λεύκωμα Jazz Graphics: David Stone Martin (Mark Daner), που έπεσε στα χέρια μου, όπου και παρουσιάζει σχεδόν όλα τα εξώφυλλα που σχεδίασε ο DSM.Πραγματικά σε κάνει να ερωτευτείς την jazz.
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