RECORD CRACK: Forthcoming book looks at the importance of the 7 inch 45 rpm single

Five Hundred 45s: A Graphic History of the Seven-Inch Record (Collins Design) is a forthcoming book due out on June 1st by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, but it’s done from a unique perspective: its design. Despite the smaller and arguably limited dynamic of a 7 inch record, cover designers explored those limitations and often made it an artform without most people being aware of it.

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