When I first read this, I had to ask myself if this were a joke. Coming from a designer who has made quite a name for himself doing record sleeves, and great ones at that. If you visit this link, there’s something ironic about the slide projected in the background: Peter Saville, 1979 — 2009. Last nail in the coffin?
I remember being immensely attracted to the art and physicality of vinyl, casette and eventually CD covers. Why does text/image in the format/context of a music product have any less communicative value—or POTENTIAL— than a ‘no smoking’ sign?
The Peter Saville principle.
‘Music covers are not graphic design, they communicate nothing’