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Published on September 3rd, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse

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IdN: a future for design in music?

Idn – interviews with and portfolios of designers for music.

There has always been a strong connection between groundbreaking design and the pop music industry – think of album covers as Sgt Pepper (The Beatles), Aladin Sane (David Bowie) or Nirvana’s Nevermind.  But now that may be about to change, as downloading is the most common way to get your music now. Most music just doesn’t come in sleeves or boxes anymore.

IdN talks to seven designers for music about commercial considerations, budget restrictions and the hard graft when it comes to research and preparation. And shows the wonderful work that emerges when everything comes together: sleeves, packaging and gig-posters. Like ‘The Chariot’, CD packaging for The Fiancee by Invisible Creature (Don Clark), above.

IdN, International Designers Network
Volume 20, no. 3 / 2013
116 pages | English

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Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.



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