I will describe in short the correlation between music and visuals, the beginnings of technological reproduction of sound and the development of physical audio formats. My central theme is the role of album cover. I will make a research of this medium of graphic design and its place through time. Following is an analysis of some album covers. My main focus will be on records released by Yugoslav labels, specifically records of rock artists.
I will try to depict the relations between musicians, record labels and the designer. For this purpose I conducted two interviews. I will briefly point out the ‘problem’ of music streaming and the rapid extinction of physical audio formats.
For my praxis I recorded 5 songs, meant to be put on vinyl, and designed a packaging for it.