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Exhibition – Spin: The Art of Cover Design

Author: Colin | Published: 31/7/08

exhibiton graphic by Christian Statham

I mentioned this upcoming exhibition a while back here in the news section. The link at the bottom contains the full details, but highlights as follows. If anyone fancies visiting the show and meeting up, don’t hesitate to give me a shout.

3 September – 3 October 2008, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm, Arts Gallery, 65 Davies Street, W1K 5DA. Admission free.

The Horrors’ Faris Rotter has selected some of the best album cover art of the last four decades to appear at the Arts Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition Spin. A unique examination of the art of the record cover, Spin will open up an often forgotten side of the music industry, to explore the relationship between art, design and music.

Faris Rotter, GQ Editor Dylan Jones and Peter Saville, who famously designed Factory Records artwork including Joy Division and New Order covers, formed the selection panel for Spin, choosing an eclectic array of albums stretching across musical genres and through four decades.

Following London Design Festival the Arts Gallery will host a discussion on the future of album cover art in the digital age. The panel includes author and journalist Andrew Collins as chair, with Peter Saville, album cover expert and author Adrian Shaughnessy and EMI designer Chris Peyton debating this seminal issue.

Press release


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