Music makes the world go ‘round, and great album designs generate sales for the record companies that back the artists. By showing diverse album graphics from the last decade, designers get a glimpse into what makes or breaks album sales and just how risky the content can be before it goes too far. Many designers hope to break into the music business by way of design, and this collection will offer insight and inspiration for those venturing in. This book is a compendium of all types of graphically appealing album art, covering all kinds of music and music developers.
Stoltz Design Inc., a ten-person design team, in business since 1984, is a multi-dimensional studio working with a diverse group of clients and on a range of project types. Recognized for their innovative design style and expressive typography, Stoltz has received numerous awards from national design organizations including American Institute for the Graphic Arts (AIGA), American Center for Design, Society of Publication Designers (SPD) and the Type Directors Club. Stoltz's work is also in the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. They are based in Villa Park, IL. http://www.stoltzdesign.net