Design for music

Can you remember how excitedly you rushed home from your local record shop to play that first piece of vinyl, or the first CD if you're part of the generation that missed out on black plastic? Can you recall just how vital it felt to both aurally and visually devour the entire album - the music, the design, the sleeve notes, the band's visual identity/logo, the photography, the typography? It was a defining moment - you grew up that day.

The fact that you're holding this magazine in your hands demonstrates that you are a creative person - you may be an art director, a graphic designer, a photographer, an illustrator, an animator... the list goes on. Whatever your discipline, music is an important factor in your creativity. However, ask most designers about the relationship between design and music and you'll often get a confused response - to some, the link is so intrinsic and consuming that it's almost invisible. Quite simply, it is design that brings music to life visually.

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