Cover Story: Album Cover Art, the second book by esteemed music journal Wax Poetics, graphically narrates the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. It’s a must-have for record connoisseurs and art aficionados alike.
Cover Story: Album Cover Art vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Records possess a visual as well as an aural capacity for storytelling. The record cover—eye candy for the music lover—speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. And, more intimately, a record can create a profound sense of analogy with its owner, and it’s this relationship that we share.
As a music, art, and pop-culture book—sized and priced for impulse purchase— Cover Story easily spans multiple audiences.
World-renown DJs, writers, and collectors handpicked Cover Story’s pastiche of rare, unique, and inspired album covers.
Illustrated as a visual essay, Cover Story exhibits the diverse art forms and design styles of the record cover, each telling its own story.
Cover Story: Album Cover Art
by Wax Poetics
Publisher: Wax Poetics
Publication Date: May 2009
Format: Trade Paperback, 288
pages, 7.75" x 7.75"
Book Type: New