Sunday Extra: Music for the Eyes

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With music packaging going the way of the Victorla, it is never tolate to document how graphic designers contributed to the look ofmusic. And how music has long in influenced graphic design. The currentspecial issue of EYE magazine (#76) is almost entirely devoted to music – and its an important document to have and hold.

Editor John L. Walters, who is also a music critic for The Guardian, uses this issue to revel in the legacy, present and future of music design. He writes:

Over the years we have published many articles aboutdesign for music, but this is Eye’s first-ever special issue on thisdynamic and continually inspiring sector. Designers are in a privilegedposition to add visual drama to music; to make it more understandableand enjoyable; to communicate the intangible essence of vibrating airmolecules into the worlds of words, images and moving graphics. Designcan make music look good, but when they really work together you havemagic.

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →