Eye blog » The Peter Saville principle. ‘Music covers are not graphic design, they communicate nothing’

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’

via Eye blog » The Peter Saville principle. ‘Music covers are not graphic design, they communicate nothing’.

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About workpath

I am a visual communication designer for print, digital interface and environment. I am currently focusing on digital user interface design for web, applications, mobile and consumer products in Seattle, Washington.

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