Remembering Album Covers

Adrian Shaughnessy at Design Observer posts an essay on the art that accompanies our LPs, cassettes, and CDs. The essay and comments provoked me to think that these designs constituted an unusually affordable source of art; I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford a canvas by Mark Tansey, but I could obtain a gallery arresting 12 x 12 inch illustrations along with my favorite musical recordings. Somewhere there’s an opportunity for someone who figures out a way to broker the gap between unaffordable high art and strictly disposable media.

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