Monday, June 7, 2010
They're still out there, sure. Sometimes turning the limitations of 3.5 inch CD into a little piece of art, sometimes turning it on it's head entirely.
The time of taking over two sides of 12 inch has gone, instead the designer has to think about what looks good on a mp3 player.
Cover art is no longer a sales tool. It's an afterthought.
I bought it for the cover about 20 years ago.
This post was inspired by the posters (which I like a lot) on Sixth Avenue for the new Christina Aguilera album.
Above is not the poster, but the same illustration.