Under the Covers / アルバムジャケット

January 9, 2010

7 January 2010 United Kingdom
‘Classic Album Covers’
design: Studio Dempsey

‘Let It Bleed’ by Rolling Stones, 1969
design: Robert Brownjohn / cake: Delia Smith
‘Tubular Bells’ by Mike Oldfield, 1973
photo and design: Trevor Key
‘Power, Corruption and Lies’ by New Order, 1983
design: Peter Saville / painting by Henri Fanton-Latour
‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’ by Coldplay, 2002
design: Sølve Sundsbø / model: Mim
‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’
by David Bowie, 1972
design: Main Artery

Set of 10 – other 5 feature albums, ‘The Division Bell’ by Pink Floyd, ‘Parklife’ by Blur, ‘London Calling’ by The Clash, ‘Led Zeppelin Ⅳ’ by Led Zeppelin and ‘screamadelica’ by Primal Scream.

The first set of stamps issued in 2010 – in fact, they were issued two days ago and arrived to me yesterday.  I like this design of vinyl sticks out from the album cover and little shadow to let you know a bit of thickness of it.  Shine on albums are all different.

The presentation pack features designer of the cover – for example, Peter Saville talks why he used French realist painter for this cover.  Album covers were phenomenon of the time and stories on cover design give us pleasure of exploring between music and graphic design.


Royal Mailから送られて来たPresentation Packには各アルバムを手がけたグラフィックデザイナーの解説があり、デザインのコンセプトや、どんな風にミュージシャンと出会ったかなどのエピソードがあって面白い読み物になっています。レコードジャケットを見るとその時代を思い出す人も多いと思うし、音楽とグラッフィックデザインの両方から楽しめる切手。

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