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What is this?

The album cover image consists of a grid of black dots arranged in ten stacked rows on a white field. Some of the dots that form the eleventh row float above the others and create a syncopated rhythm. The words Persuasive Percussion are printed across the top edge of the cover.
Top right, printed in black: Stereo / RS 800 SD
Bottom right printed in black: C 1959 Award Publishing Corporation
Bottom right black dot has a symbol resembling an "A"

This is a record album sleeve from United States. It is dated 1959 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Mathew Weaver in honor of Lenora N. and Robert J. Weaver. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

offset lithograph on white wove paper, gate-fold cardboard, black vinyl 33 1/3 rpm record

Its dimensions are

Closed cover: 31.6 x 31.6 cm (12 7/16 x 12 7/16 in.) Open cover: 31.6 x 63.4 cm (12 7/16 x 24 15/16 in.)

This object was designed by Josef Albers

This object was donated by Mathew Weaver

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