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‘Boycott iTunes Music Store’
‘Program your 808’ posters by Rob Ricketts
$3million, any takers?
2009 overview and album of the decade
2nd annual Figment Album Cover Design Contest
A Journey Round My Skull: To have ventured outside the limits of your own perimeters
Album cover exhibition at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design
Album covers in the digital world
Album Covers Map
Amazing archive of jazz sleeves at Birkajazz
And another… complete Miles Davis on Columbia
Another expensive, limited edition handmade by specially-trained squirrels
Apple Storms Hollywood (The TNL.net weblog)
At last – Ghostbox does vinyl!
B12: Last Days of Silence Ltd Edition
Banned Manics sleeve proves paint still has power to shock (The Guardian)
Bargains ahoy!
Barnbrook speaks
Beautiful Madlib covers
Beautiful Sleeparchive cover
Best vinyl cover art of 2008, Art Vinyl
Big box sets
Binned in Soho
Bonafide magazine does good cover
Bowie, ’77
Boy who cried wolf
Branding Metallica (Creative Review blog)
Brian Eno and David Byrne
Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
Cassette Store Day
Chance to win a one-off Svarte Greiner LP
Cluster & Eno
Combined vinyl/CD from Jeff Mills
Congotronics deluxe box
Correction: WOW, a heavy listening experience
Cosmetics – Sleepwalking/The Cries
Cover Art By: New Music Graphics by Adrian Shaughnessy
Cover ups: Storm Thorgerson’s ‘iconic’ album artwork | The Guardian
Create Digital Music » Archivist Responds: Yes, Virginia, Delia Derbyshire Really Was That Awesome
Creative Review – Two Tone: the graphics
Creative Review: The Disappearing World of Soho’s Independent Record Shops
Customize Your Music by Owen Gildersleeve
Deerhoof leak new single in sheet-music form
Demdike Stare
Demdike Stare – Voices of Dust
Desktop pictures
DJ Food – ‘The Search Engine’ live at SAT, Montreal
DJ Food + Henry Flint exhition in London
DJ Food blog
Engadget: Apple, record labels reportedly working to spur album sales with interactive goodies
Ever fancied yourself a cover designer? Check out Figment
Exhibition – Spin: The Art of Cover Design
Eye magazine
Fania Records by Colectivo Futuro
Flickr: Vintage classical album cover graphics
Frank Baugh
Free Minimoog with CD
Fuzzbook and Tweeter
Ghostly Bento
Go see: South London Black Music Archive
Happy new year to you!
Happy new year!
Hard Format is 3 years and 2 days old…
Hard Format is 5
Hard Format is on hiatus
Hard Format on The Guardian’s blog jam
Hard format: Creative Review app
Have you backed up your records lately?
How Records Are Made
If I were a rich man…
Ilyas Ahmed Between – Two Skies/Towards The Night
Innovative synchronised artwork from Arcade Fire
Interesting idea: Matthew Dear’s Totem
Interruption to service
Inteview with Vaughan Oliver
Invisible Birds – Lethe/Catastrophe Point, Special Edition
iTunes 11
jar moFF collage
John L. Walters on music design
Jonathan Barnbrook mix-tape
Liking this a lot
Little interview on Eye blog
London Fields – collaborative artwork
Lovely photos of Hard Wax
Mas Y Mas “Proud Sponsors of Pepsi” LP (PlayLab)
Merck: An explanation
Microscopic Vinyl Record Grooves – D&AD
Milk Design, Kuala Lumpur
Mini exclusive from Optigram
Mogwai. Whiskey.
More Bowie
More vinyl repurposing
Mount Kimbie
Music recommendations by cover colour…
Music-related design of a sadder kind
Neu! – another deluxe release…
New Autechre coming in March
New blog about ZTT by DJ Food
New book on cover art of UK reggae label Greensleeves
New collection: Prospective 21e Siècle
New edition of one from Antonymes
New Eno, luxury edition, etc.
Newsfeed images
Ninja Tune celebrates 20 years
Ninja Tune exhibition, London
NMC Recordings: student project with Central Saint Martins
No Age, Losing Feeling
Non-Format – Black Devil Disco Club
Not impressed!
Officium Nocturnum – Wicked Messenger
One blogger’s experience of a succession of music formats
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Pantha du Prince – This Bliss
Pellinore – Memento Mori/Hell Mouth
Peter Christopherson has died
Pinhole image of record playing
Planned new section: The Designers
Pop music as branding?
Portrait of Milt Gabler, Herbie Hill, Lou Blum, and Jack Crystal, Commodore Record Shop, New York, ca. Aug. 1947
Position Normal
Primal Scream – Beautiful Future, special edition
Prospective 21e Siècle
Public Enemy reborn in rice and seaweed
Rammstein box – comments
Raster Noton shop/exhibition
Recent design submissions
Record as Record Player
Record cover as board game
Record covers. On Stamps.
Record made of wood
Records made from x-rays, ‘Пластинки “на рёбрах”‘
Records made from your ashes
Request for help
RIP Storm Thorgerson (1944 – 2013)
RSS/newsfeed added
Season’s greetings!
Self Expression and Conduct: The Humanities
Self publishing
Sigur Rós: Ekki múkk
Site improvements
Six Inch Records (Stanley Donwood’s new label)
snd – 4,5,6
Solo Andata – Ritual
Some nice recent geometric designs
Some Notes On iTunes LP (Jay Robinson)
Soul Jazz compiles “Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1960-78” (Fact magazine)
Special edition of Thomas Köner’s La Barca
Splitting Adam, a holographic cover
Starflyer 59 – Dial M
Steampunk Sex Pistols
Studio – Yearbook 2
Sufjan Stevens – Age of Adz
Sun Ra – Nothing Is…
sunn o))) in Creative Review
Taiga Records production shots
Taken by Storm: a film about Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis
TASCHEN Books: Extraordinary Records
Techno Tree (The Strange Attractor)
The 20 Worst Album Covers of 2008
The 7″ single is 60 years old!
The Best Box Sets Of 2009 | NYLVI
The Captain is dead. LONG LIVE THE CAPTAIN.
The FontFeed examines recent album covers
The Guardian reports: Digital music spending greater than sales of CDs and records for first time
The horror, the horror…
The Minotaur has escaped
The times, they have changed…
The World’s First Album Cover – Alex Steinweiss’ Greatest Hit
Tomasz Stanko – Balladyna
Tompkins Square announces limited run of 78s…
Trash Humpers
Uninspired reissues
Unit: Design/Research 01 – Ronald Clyne at Folkways
Unveiling the Pixies’ Minotaur: video
Vaughan Oliver
Vaughan Oliver speaking at Rough Trade East
Vaughan Oliver’s selling some of his archive
Victrola Favorites (Dust to Digital)
Vinyl production video
Vinyl record grooves under electron microscope
Warp20 Box
We’re back!
Website improvements
What about all the designs that weren’t chosen, but should have been?
What’s the sweetest format? (guardian.co.uk)
Where did we go?
Wired: Best Album Art of All Time, Readers’ Choice Edition
Wonderful model…
World’s first recorded sound
Wow! Barbara Wojirsch
Yet another nail in the coffin of physical media
YouTube – PIXIES – MINOTAUR – Digital Press Release #2