Rethinking Album Artwork

Rethinking Album Artwork
technology
Jeff Squires
  • 2 january 2008

It is generally agreed in the music business that the “art” in album artwork died with the record format.  With the advent of the cassette and the CD, the space an artist had to work with was cut to at least a quarter in size.  With this reduction, we saw album covers change to merely a logo of the band or a simple photo of the band hanging
around looking either as intimidating as possible or stylishly depressed.  Then as we get to the digital era, our size has been reduced once again leaving everyone to think any chance for artistic expression is completely lost.

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