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Wax Poetics Cover Story: Album Cover Art Book

| Tuesday, January 20, 2009


"Since late 2001, Wax Poetics has pioneered a new vision for music journalism, serving as the nexus between music history and record collecting, and the magazine's readership has grown exponentially, making musical anthropologists out of average music listeners. 'Cover Story' vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Records possess a visual as well as an aural capacity for storytelling, and the record cover - eye candy for the music lover - speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. World-renowned DJs, writers, and collectors selected the rare, unique, and inspired album covers featured on these pages; illustrated as a visual essay, 'Cover Story' exhibits the diverse art forms and design styles of the record cover, each telling its own story, graphically narrating the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the sleeve. It's a must-have for record connoisseurs and art aficionados alike, and as a music, art, and pop-culture book - sized and priced for impulse purchase - 'Cover Story' easily spans multiple audiences. Soft-cover, just over 7" x 7" in size, 288 pages, 240 four-colour plates."




2 comments:

Babygirlasu said...

OMG!!! This is my second post from my computer and the first post for this article!!!!!!! The article was insightful,but I'm so happy about my computer lol. Keep up the great work...

infinity said...

musical anthropologists...now tell me that isn't my kind of work!