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Five Hundred 45s: A Graphic History of the Seven-Inch Record

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Publisher Comments:

The 45 record sleeve has long been viewed as a medium for design experimentation, a blank slate onto which designers could unleash their creativity and ingenuity. From the 1950s to the 1980s, before the 45 was replaced by the CD, and then in the 1990s, when grunge became the rage and 45s enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, 45 record-sleeve design combined photography, illustration, color, and typography with innovative bravado. For this reason, vintage 45 record sleeves today are sought-after collectibles by music buffs and designers alike.

Compiled by well-known designers and authors Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, Five Hundred 45s contains more than 500 examples of striking seven-inch record sleeve design across every genre of music and its great musicians—all reproduced at full size. This gorgeous book includes a foreword by Lenny Kaye, music critic and guitarist for the Patti Smith Group, as well as essays offering diverse perspectives on the subject by avid collectors, industry insiders, and designers. The book is organized into thematic chapters, with a mix of dynamic, visually inspiring pairings on every spread. A discography at the back provides complete information for each sleeve, rounding out this highly collectible volume.

Book News Annotation:

Ranging from Elvis and early Motown to the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads and 1980s hardcore punk, this thick collection of 7 inch record jacket art provides a guided tour of graphic art and pop culture in the later part of the twentieth century. Six contributors, including record collectors, designers and musicians like Lenny Kaye, the guitarist for Patti Smith, provide brief text interludes describing their relationships with 45s, the music industry and graphic art and design. Each of the record covers is reproduced in its original full size and a discography and biographies of the contributors is included. This work will appeal to record collectors and graphic artists and will be of special interest to followers of the punk and art rock movements as rare examples of covers from these genres are featured prominently. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, award-winning designers of album art for countless industry legends—including U2, the Ramones, the Velvet Underground, and Joan Jett—comes Five Hundred 45s: the most comprehensive compilation of 45rpm record sleeve graphics available in book form on the market today. A real collectors item—and at a great price—for classic rock fans, art book collectors, and graphic design aficionados alike.

About the Author

Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz are award-winning creative directors, designers, authors, curators, and packagers specializing in music and pop-culture books. Their many published works have covered diverse subjects within these genres: film animation and special effects, movie and rock posters, rock photography, graphic and Web design, and typography. They have designed for artists such as U2, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ramones, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Joan Jett, and Bon Jovi. Drate was a four-time judge on the Grammy music packaging committee, co-designed the Grammy Award-nominated album package Talking Heads: Fear of Music, and wrote 45 RPM, the first visual history book on the 45 record sleeve. They both live and work in New York City.

Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz are award-winning creative directors, designers, authors, curators, and packagers specializing in music and pop-culture books. Their many published works have covered diverse subjects within these genres: film animation and special effects, movie and rock posters, rock photography, graphic and Web design, and typography. They have designed for artists such as U2, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ramones, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Joan Jett, and Bon Jovi. Drate was a four-time judge on the Grammy music packaging committee, co-designed the Grammy Award-nominated album package Talking Heads: Fear of Music, and wrote 45 RPM, the first visual history book on the 45 record sleeve. They both live and work in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061782411
Author:
Salavetz, Judith
Publisher:
HarperDes
Author:
Drate, Spencer
Subject:
Sound recordings -- Album covers.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Advertising
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20100601
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.625 x 7.625 in 47.36 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Graphic Design
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Graphics
Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Record Collecting
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

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"Synopsis" by , From Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, award-winning designers of album art for countless industry legends—including U2, the Ramones, the Velvet Underground, and Joan Jett—comes Five Hundred 45s: the most comprehensive compilation of 45rpm record sleeve graphics available in book form on the market today. A real collectors item—and at a great price—for classic rock fans, art book collectors, and graphic design aficionados alike.
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