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I assume you meant to include the link to this obit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/arts/john-berg-art-director-who-made-album-covers-sing-dies-at-83.html

Those are some great album covers. I always loved the Chicago "chocolate bar" cover, brilliant 
concept.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Hirsch" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 12:23 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] John Berg obit


>I don't know that John Berg was a household name, even in this house, but I
> thought this might resonate with at least a few on this list.
>
> It is easy to forget how much the package is one of the major factors in
> one's lating memory of an album. To repeat an oft expressed sentiment on
> this list, there is something that a download lacks and that is the
> tangible carrier that most of us have enjoyed for so long. The
> miniaturization that took place with the coming of the CD was a minor
> annoyance compared to the downloads that usually come with nothing and even
> those with accompanying PDFs, a weak substitute at best.
>
> I particularly enjoyed the commentary on his George Szell Beethoven 5th
> album cover that is towards the end of the article.
>
> Peter Hirsch
>
>