Friday, March 18, 2011
50 years of typography in album art
Music and art tend to go hand in hand. Visual art is often made in response to music and vice versa. Album art is a clear example of this time tested relationship between sight and sound. The use of typography on album covers is utilitarian it often times is also a visual land mark of the style and trends in art at the time it was produced. Accordingly, this article creates a time line of the last 50 years through typographic album covers showing the progression of time, music, typography and art. (This website also offers tutorials on how to achieve typographic effects from the album covers).