April 2007 Archives
The future of music graphics appears to be in doubt. In the mp3 era, the phrase "I bought some music" often refers to a process in which no physical material changes hands and the visual element is at best a footnote. At the Design Observer blog, Adrian Shaughnessy recently lamented this situation in terms that will be recognizable to any music lover old enough to remember clearly a time before iTunes. Shaughnessy writes: "There is an undeniable sense of completeness when music comes with handsome packaging...Who ever had a love affair with a JPEG?"