For The Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis

For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell is quite simply the most engaging and entertaining design book I have read all year. But I am getting ahead of myself. To understand why this book hits all the right sweet spots, we have to travel back in time. Like many, my first really conscious contact with graphic design was via record covers. My older brother was into Led Zeppelin, Genesis and Peter Gabriel. My father, a graphic designer with his own...

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Data Flow

If there is one resource we’re not short of these days it is data. We’re swimming in the stuff and generating it all the time. Making visual sense of all that data requires a fine balance between complexity and simplicity. Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design is an absolutely beautiful collection of some of the finest examples of the art.

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