Bibliography –

Icon, (1999) Sampler Contemporary Music Graphics; Laurence King Publishing

de Ville, Nick (2003) Album: Style and Image in Sleeve Design, Octopus Publishing Group Ltd

Nerdwriter1, (2015) How the Beatles Changed Album Covers, Youtube

Sampler Contemporary Music Graphics – Intro

”For many people the cover of Sergeant Pepper was their first exposure to contempt art. Blake, and his then wife Haworth, were established artists; Blake was the Uk’s leading Pop artists and Haworth had a reputation at the periphery of mainstream pop. Before Sergeant Pepper it is doubtful if any any beyond a coterie of art lovers were familiar with their work. Yet with the release of Sergeant Pepper, contemporary art secured a foothold as the very center of everyday life. It was to be seen everywhere: on sale in high-street shops; occupying a cherished place in the bedrooms of thousands of teenagers; and carried about totemistically, under the arms of students, as a cultural bade of hipness”. Page 6

”it took their unprecedented popularity to alert the whole world to the potential of this new art form”

”Before Sergeant Pepper it is doubtful if any beyond a coterie of art lovers were familiar with their work”

”Contemporary art secured a foothold at the center of every day life. It was to be seen everywhere: on sale in high-street shops…Under the arms of students… as a cultural badge of hipness’

How the Beatles Changed Album Covers –  youtube videos

”The Holy Grail of Album Covers”

”The Beatles were leaders in expanding an album covers function from a marketing tool to a work of art in it’s own right”.

”perhaps the most iconic visual supplement in the history of music”

”explicitly engages the audience in so many ways… In critiques, In interpretations, In comparisons, In contrasts”

”used aspects of mass culture to bring attention to the fuzzy lines between art, advertising, news and all other forms of media”

Album – Nick de Ville

”an emergence of mass culture caused a revolution in record companies, in the market for recorded music, and in design”

”Record sales grew very quick in the 1960’s”

”doubled from 32 to 65 million between 1967 and 1970 alone”

”clear distinction between in-house record company design and the work of outsiders job by job”

 

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