DIY ALBUM ART: PAPER BAGS AND OFFICE SUPPLIES
In the mid-1990s a fresh, Do-It-Yourself approach to producing album art began to percolate through the post-punk, emo and hardcore music scenes in the US and Europe. The visual material that comprises DIY Album Art: Paper Bags & Office Supplies showcases a unique aesthetic and usage of materials borne out of financial necessity and creative imperatives. While a great number of the bands have not endured, their hand-made, screen-printed, glued, photocopied, drawn on, sewn together packaging paved the way for the potential of innovative, non-traditional music packaging.
Mark Batty (2009) 146 p. 27 x 21 cm - Couverture cartonnée