The album cover is still a subject of perennial interest amongst graphic designers. Sleeve design remains a popular subject for college theses and many young working designers aspire to design for the music industry. Revealing the state of the art of contemporary music graphics, "Cover Art By:" is packed with over 400 examples of sleeve art. As well as CD and album covers, the insides of CD booklets and the backs of vinyl sleeves are shown. This book opens with an in-depth essay reviewing the current scene, then focuses on the work of 30 international designers/labels who are the most influential in the field. Also included is a list of important record labels with contact details, making this a must-have for designers and students, as well as music industry professionals and fans.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Designers and Work; Designer Contact Details; Record Company Contact Details; Project Credits; Index.
Adrian Shaughnessy is a self-taught graphic designer, writer and editor. Until recently he was creative director of Intro, the London-based music design company he co-founded in 1989. He left Intro in 2004 to pursue an interest in writing and consultancy. His previous books include How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul and Look at This: Contemmporary Brochures, Catalogues & Documents