Have we entered the era of bad graphic design?

The first few months of 2017 have seen albums released from some of the biggest names in pop, rock and hip-hop. While most of these artists will be eyeing up Grammy and Brit awards, the rest of us have been eyeing up their album artwork – and a notable trend is emerging in the use of experimental design that goes against what might normally be considered ‘good’ artwork.

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.