Laurence King Publishing, London. 2008. 319 pages. Small 4to (25 x 19,5 cm). Paperback with folding flaps. Contains over 400 examples of sleeve art from around the world. With 480 colour illustrations. New copy.
The album cover is a subject of perennial interest among graphic designers. Sleeve design remains a popular subject for college projects, and many young working designers aspire to design for the music industry. Revealing state-of-the-art contemporary music graphics, Cover Art By: is packed with more than 400 examples of sleeve art. As well as CD and album covers, the insides of CD booklets and the backs of vinyl sleeves are shown. The book opens with an in-depth essay reviewing the current scene, then focuses on the work of 30 of the most influential international designers/labels in the field, making this a must-have for designers and students, as well as music industry professionals and fans.