Cover art for Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um, 1959. Columbia Records
Cover art for Johnny Eaton: Far Out Near In, circa 1950's. Columbia Records
S. Neil Fujita (1921-2010) was an american graphic artist and painter known for his book and album cover art. He also designed many famous logos and graphics including, the Today show rainbow logo; the typeface for Billboard Magazine; The Godfather typeface/logo; and the Shubert Theater logo.
Cover art for Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out, 1959. Columbia Records
Cover art for Glenn Gould, circa 1950's. Columbia Records
Cover art for Reeds and Percussion, 1961. Command Records
Cover art for Dick Hyman: Provocative Piano, 1960. Command Records
Art from United Aircraft Corporation advertisement
Art from Alco Aluminum Company advertistment
Fortune Magazine, October 1954
Fortune Magazine, April 1953
Cover art for Philosophical Sketches by Susanne K. Langer, 1964. Mentor Books
The Godfather typeface and logo design
Sadamitsu Neil Fujita was born in Waimea, Hawaii on May 16, 1921. He moved to Los Angeles when he was 17 to study at Chouinard Art Institute. During WWII he was forced into a Japanese internment camp in Wyoming. However he volunteered to serve in the Army instead of staying in the camp. He returned to Chouinard after the war to complete his studies. Columbia Records hired Fujita in 1954 to work in their design department, where he created many iconic album covers. In 1963 he joined the public relation firm Ruder & Finn and created a design division, which later became know as Fujita Design. It was here that he began a long career in book cover and graphic design. He taught in various art schools including Parsons School of Design. He passed away on October 23, 2010. For more information on S. Neil Fujita see these articles by AIGA, here and here.