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Thames and Hudson Ltd: Album Art - New Music Graphics


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We find ourselves square in the middle of one of the greatest periods in music packaging. Events such as Record Store Day have pushed collectible packaging back to the cultural forefront; millennials have started buying physical records; and hip clothing outlets devote massive amounts of space to record players and racks of LPs. The designers collected here are at the forefront of this movement. Some have been working in the music industry for decades, while others are fresh on the scene. They all share a desire to elevate the simple record cover and the wrapping that surrounds these products into something more, something special, something unique, something memorable. Lifelong music fans, they pour every ounce of creative energy into coming up with solutions worthy of the music inside. They also need to be inventive in how they accomplish this. Coming up with a great concept in a sketch during a meeting and actually seeing it to fruition and sitting on a shelf in a record store are two different things. As Paula Scher details in her interview, today’s designers are faced with a very different task than the record sleeve designers of the past. Outside of the mega stars, budgets are more or less non-existent, yet the pressure to deliver something jaw-dropping and mind-blowing remains. Packed with innovative artworks by one-of-a-kind designers, this is the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century.

Features:

  • Profiles thirty-three of the leading cover designers from around the world, including Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Vaughan Oliver and Jonathan Barnbrook.
  • Explores the process behind each design, with exclusive insights such as how many designs were submitted and how many rounds of revisions the finished design required.
  • Reproduces and discusses sleeve designs for such artists as David Bowie, Tame Impala, Kesha, Kim Deal, David Sylvian, Matthew Dear, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Queens of the Stone Age and more.

Contents:

Introduction • Braulio Amadao, Portugal/USA • Bad People Good Things, USA • Jonathan Barnbrook, UK • Robert Beatty, USA • Chris Bigg, UK • Interview with Stefan Sagmeister • Featured: Dean Blackwood & Susan Archie • Daniel Castrejon, Mexico • Michael Cina, USA • Jacob Escobedo, USA • Jad Fair, USA • Feld, Germany • Interview with Art Chantry • Featured: Eric Carlson • Oliver Hibert, USA • Jacob Gronbech Jensen, Denmark • Mario Hugo, USA • Hvass & Hannibal, Denmark • Invisible Creature, USA • Morning Breath, USA • Interview: Paula Scher • Featured: Ben Newman • Non-Format, Norway/USA • Darren Orloff, Australia • Leif Podhajsky, Australia/Germany • Brian Roettinger, USA • Sam Ryser, USA • Interview: Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz • Featured : Henry Owings • SchultzSchultz, USA • Sonnenzimmer, USA • Sub Pop Design Department, USA • Featured: Stijn Anseel • Featured: Agi Morawska • Featured: Heike-Karin Foll

Author:

John Foster is the founder and Principal of the design company Bad People Good Things. He is the author of numerous books, most recently New Masters of Poster Design and Paper and Ink Workshop, and has written columns on design and on music packaging for howdesign.com, brightestyoungthings.com and rockpaperink.com.

Target Market:

Graphic design students and practitioners; record collectors and music buffs.

Brand:
Thames and Hudson Ltd

Thames and Hudson Ltd: Album Art - New Music Graphics

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We find ourselves square in the middle of one of the greatest periods in music packaging. Events such as Record Store Day have pushed collectible packaging back to the cultural forefront; millennials have started buying physical records; and hip clothing outlets devote massive amounts of space to record players and racks of LPs. The designers collected here are at the forefront of this movement. Some have been working in the music industry for decades, while others are fresh on the scene. They all share a desire to elevate the simple record cover and the wrapping that surrounds these products into something more, something special, something unique, something memorable. Lifelong music fans, they pour every ounce of creative energy into coming up with solutions worthy of the music inside. They also need to be inventive in how they accomplish this. Coming up with a great concept in a sketch during a meeting and actually seeing it to fruition and sitting on a shelf in a record store are two different things. As Paula Scher details in her interview, today’s designers are faced with a very different task than the record sleeve designers of the past. Outside of the mega stars, budgets are more or less non-existent, yet the pressure to deliver something jaw-dropping and mind-blowing remains. Packed with innovative artworks by one-of-a-kind designers, this is the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century.

Features:

  • Profiles thirty-three of the leading cover designers from around the world, including Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Vaughan Oliver and Jonathan Barnbrook.
  • Explores the process behind each design, with exclusive insights such as how many designs were submitted and how many rounds of revisions the finished design required.
  • Reproduces and discusses sleeve designs for such artists as David Bowie, Tame Impala, Kesha, Kim Deal, David Sylvian, Matthew Dear, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Queens of the Stone Age and more.

Contents:

Introduction • Braulio Amadao, Portugal/USA • Bad People Good Things, USA • Jonathan Barnbrook, UK • Robert Beatty, USA • Chris Bigg, UK • Interview with Stefan Sagmeister • Featured: Dean Blackwood & Susan Archie • Daniel Castrejon, Mexico • Michael Cina, USA • Jacob Escobedo, USA • Jad Fair, USA • Feld, Germany • Interview with Art Chantry • Featured: Eric Carlson • Oliver Hibert, USA • Jacob Gronbech Jensen, Denmark • Mario Hugo, USA • Hvass & Hannibal, Denmark • Invisible Creature, USA • Morning Breath, USA • Interview: Paula Scher • Featured: Ben Newman • Non-Format, Norway/USA • Darren Orloff, Australia • Leif Podhajsky, Australia/Germany • Brian Roettinger, USA • Sam Ryser, USA • Interview: Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz • Featured : Henry Owings • SchultzSchultz, USA • Sonnenzimmer, USA • Sub Pop Design Department, USA • Featured: Stijn Anseel • Featured: Agi Morawska • Featured: Heike-Karin Foll

Author:

John Foster is the founder and Principal of the design company Bad People Good Things. He is the author of numerous books, most recently New Masters of Poster Design and Paper and Ink Workshop, and has written columns on design and on music packaging for howdesign.com, brightestyoungthings.com and rockpaperink.com.

Target Market:

Graphic design students and practitioners; record collectors and music buffs.

Brand:
Thames and Hudson Ltd
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