BEHIND THE ALBUM
Design for Popular Music

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Musicians use notes and melodies to create music, while designers sketch with colors and lines. As it represents both the intuitive vision and functional signpost for navigating a music collection, the importance of album design must not be overlooked. It’s fortunate then that not only has the design community’s obsession with album design never waned, but that we are arguably entering a new golden age.
In Behind the Album: Design for Popular Music, you will encounter 21 album designers and design studios who are passionate for music and dedicated to album design. Through interviews, readers will learn how these designers move through the process, from concept, to cover. The best examples extract the essence of the music and bring it back as the perfect aesthetic accompaniment. The stories and conversations within this book will help readers gain insight as to where the designers’ draw inspiration, how they collaborate with labels and artists and how they experience the music they’re designing for.
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190 mm × 250 mm, 224 pages
Hardcover, English
Buy Link for Chinese market: ISBN 9788417656249
Buy Link for overseas markets: ISBN 9783943330533​​​​​​​




Publisher: Sandu Publishing Co., Ltd.
Chief Editor: Wang Shaoqiang
Executive Editor: Zhang Zhonghui
Copy Editing: Gingko Press
Designer: Wu Yanting
Sales Manager: Deng Baoyi
Cover Design: Wu Yanting
Front cover projects: The Dark Side of the Moon by Hipgnosis © Pink
Floyd Music Ltd.; A Head Full of Dreams by Pilar Zeta; Born to Die by
Studio Bowden; Veckatimest by Ben Tousley, art by William J O’Brien, text
re-drawn by Amelia Bauer; Feelings by Stefan Sagmeister; Yankee Hotel
Foxtrot by Lawrence Azerrad; Trouble In Paradise by Alexander Brown;
Spaciousness: Music Without Boundaries by Non-Format.



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Behind the Album: Design for Popular Music
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Behind the Album: Design for Popular Music

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