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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bookmaker

It seems that re-imagining album covers has been on the mind of more than one designer these days. Perhaps it's because album covers were sweet, bite-sized artistic expressions that were in the hands of many yet provided a very personal experience - sitting alone in your room, listening to the music while staring at the cover art or reading the liner notes, hating your parents.

It's an experience that, I suppose, has been replaced with something else. Though I'm not sure what.

Of course, MP3 files are handy. But they are not visually engaging and I'm getting the feeling that the culture is trying to fill that void.

Yeah, that's a crackpot theory and if you don't like that one, got a million more.

Here's a new twist: U.K.-based graphics designer Christophe Gowans has taken albums and turned them into art. Not record art or poster art. Book art. Behold:















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