100 Romanian Design Objects
“Mamaia 88 – Creation contest” Record
Category: Graphic design and advertising
Production year: 1988
Illustration: Florin Rain
Produced at: ”Electrecord”, București
Other models: ”Mamaia 88 – Interpretation Contest”
In 1932, Nathan Mischonzniki trades old machinery, from Germany to Bucharest. These old tools will be used for the making of ‘Electrecord’, a brand new vinyl record factory. Missing a private studio, the factory would copy records from abroad, while Romanian songs would be recorded in Germany, at ‘Kristall’. The 70’s are known for better quality records and the release of tens of thousands of copies compatible with mono pickups while the annual production reaches 6-7 million copies, during the 80’s. ‘Electrecord’ was practically ‘the soundtrack of Romania’, for decades.
”Mamaia 88 – Creative Contest” was recorded by the Romanian Broadcasting Society during the ”Mamaia festival” – one of the oldest pop music festivals in Romania. The disc was produced by ”Electrecord”, while Florin Rain made the graphics.
Photo: Cristian Vasile