12'' Sleeves: Disco Graphics

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As a DJ, Toni Rubio had always wondered if some records got played more just because they looked good. Rubio, now a graphic designer, has selected these hundreds of vinyl maxi-single sleeves--the covers for 12-inch remixed singles--to be reproduced in glossy color for further study and pure enjoyment. The artists range from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, shown on the front of The Message in gold chains, carrying a boom box, to Depeche Mode and Moby, by way of scores of forgotten bands of the 80s whose ...
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Overview

As a DJ, Toni Rubio had always wondered if some records got played more just because they looked good. Rubio, now a graphic designer, has selected these hundreds of vinyl maxi-single sleeves--the covers for 12-inch remixed singles--to be reproduced in glossy color for further study and pure enjoyment. The artists range from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, shown on the front of The Message in gold chains, carrying a boom box, to Depeche Mode and Moby, by way of scores of forgotten bands of the 80s whose one good-looking record is having an unexpected second moment in the spotlight. Work is paired for harmony in theme, font, and composition, like Sylk 130’s Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and The Reason’s When the Funk Hits the Fan, which share a bulls-eye motif. Engelbert Humperdink and Simply Red’s leading man, on the other hand, lounge in studio recliners. References to visual and musical trends of the late twentieth century--pop, minimalism, hard core, hyperrealism, electronica--will speed readers on a journey through the recent past and replay, with pleasant nostalgia, the soundtrack for some classic audio moments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788495951946
  • Publisher: Actar
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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