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Mark Farrow

Famous for his simple designs and use of common shapes Mark Farrow has been enlisted by bands such as the Pet Shop Boys and Spiritualized. Farrow’s designs are amazingly simple however extremely simple. Top right is a photograph of an extremely limited release, however the design features 12, 3inch CDs and is packaged in the style of a regular pills packed, plastic mould with a sealed foil overlay. Farrow is great at working with the regular and producing something different and exciting.

 

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Peter Saville

Peter Saville was born in England in 1955, he became an art director designing record sleeves for Factory Records. The most prominent of Saville’s designs where for Joy Division and New Order. Peter Saville’s work often consisted of geometric shapes and patterns. I first heard of Peter Saville once I discovered Kanye West’s album covers where largely inspired by Saville’s former work.

Storm Thorgerson

Storm Elvin Thorgerson was an English graphic designer, he is renowned for his work with various rock artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Nik Kershaw. Thorgerson’s designs are known for being out of the ordinary therefore being regarded as one of the bestsellers albs designers in the world. The album cover for Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon was widely acknowledged as one of the bestsellers album covers ever. In my opinion Thorgerson has worked with some of the biggest names in music therefore he has been one of the leading pioneers.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was an American artist one of the pioneers in the art movement known as pop art. Among his work with Marilyn Monroe and Coca Cola, Warhol also produced numerous amounts of work for the music industry. Creating pieces of work with the John Lennon, The Rolling Stones and Billy Squier which are some of the all time greats in the music industry. Warhol combined vibrant colours and famous fonts to create some of the best album covers ever produced. In many of the record sleeves Warhol uses the artist face which also seems a vey common pattern with other record sleeves produced.

Warhol’s work explores the relationships between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the 1960s.

 

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