Classic Album Covers of the 60s PDF ePub eBook

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Classic Album Covers of the 60s free pdf The hectic cultural and political upheavals occurring in the 1960s marked a divide between the relatively stable cultural environment of the previous decade and what is now regarded as the golden age of pop music and youth culture. The flourishing of alternative cultures in the latter part of the decade laid many of the foundations of later trends and subcultures. And this influence if nowhere more apparent than in record packaging, with classic graphic design and layouts reappearing again and again. 'Classic Album Covers of the 60s' is a collection of over 200 of the very best (and in some cases) worst that designers had to offer throughout the decade. Representative designs from each period are illustrated in full colour, taking the reader on a wholesome journey from the wholesome joviality of the Very Merry Macs and Muscle Beach Party, through stylish and understated jazz cover designs, to the best psychedelic designs of the late 60s such as the Beatles' Sgt Pepper and the incredible String Band's The 5000 Spirits. The changing style of album cover design illustrated in 'Classic Album Cover of the 60s' provides a fascinating reflection of changing cultural trends during a decade whose ideas and artistic expressions sought to break the prevailing rules and, so doing, laid the foundations for cover design today.

About Storm Thorgerson

Storm Thorgerson is a graphic designer and filmaker who shot to prominence in 1968 as one half of Hipgnosis. Along with Aubrey Powell he designed iconic record covers for the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Genesis. In 1983 Storm formed Green Back Films and made clips for Paul Young, Yes, Robert Plant, Nik Kershaw and others Storm continues to design album covers (Phish, Cranberries, Pink Floyd, Catherine Wheel, Megadeth, Muse), to execute assorted graphics for DVDs, websites, programmes, T-shirts and to direct the occasional film. He has written and designed several books including '100 Best Album Covers' (Dorling Kindersley) and 'Eye Of The Storm' (Sanctuary Books).

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Author : Storm Thorgerson
Publisher : Collins
Data Published : 31 May 2005
ISBN : 1843402505
EAN : 9781843402503
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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