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Product Details

  • Series: 1000 Series
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers (May 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159253404X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592534043
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,765,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stoltze Design. 1000 Music Graphics: A Compilation of Packaging, Posters, and Other Sound Solutions. Rockport: Quayside. 2008. 320p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-59253-404-3. pap. $40. GRAPHIC ARTS Clif Stoltze, a well-known graphic designer, presents 1000 examples of music-related graphics from designers around the world. He organizes the book into CD covers, posters, and such odds and ends as T-shirts and book covers, ending with an index listing the designers for each piece as well as the name, address, and phone number of the design firm. - July, 2008 Library Journal

About the Author

Clifford Stoltze (Boston, MA) is principal of Stoltze Design in Boston. Stoltze Design is a multi-disciplinary design studio offering strategic graphic solutions for a diverse group of demanding clients.

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Chen Design Associates is a place for collaboration, education and dynamic invention. Founded by principal and creative director Joshua C. Chen, the award-winning design studio partners with a wide range of clients, from start-up ventures to established corporations, local to global, artistic to analytic. For more than 20 years, CDA has been helping clients find a voice to express the genuine and the necessary, the illuminating and the unexpected. CDA engages clients in the process to foster respect and fuel invention -- and together, move people to explore, to wonder, to succeed.

Follow the studio on Twitter @chen_design, or visit www.chendesign.com

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By collaborator 3 on May 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
1,000 Music Graphics is an utterly astounding collection of exceptional music packaging, posters, and paraphernalia by top notch designers and firms from all over the world. Page after page of colorful, conceptually rich and imagination-inducing music packaging left me feeling inspired and motivated to break out and do something entirely new and great. Soundly curated, the book includes packaging and such for a diverse range of musicians and music genres, with a handy index in the back, and an insightful introduction by the author, Clif Stoltze.

This book is a worthy abundance of amazing work that's well beyond visually satisfying...it's enlightening design-wise and it also opened my eyes and ears to several musicians I had not yet heard (I soon found myself listening to samples on iTunes!). Don't think twice about owning this book - it's special and also makes for a wonderful gift for anyone who loves design and music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Kaliontzis on May 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
As a lifetime lover of music and music graphics, this book is an incredible archive of the current state of the art. It's jam-packed, and few descriptions are offered (there really is no room). But instead what we get are clear, clean images printed as large as they could possibly be due to the publisher's format restrictions. In a way, I consider having fewer words as an asset. The design of the book lets you get lost in the individual jewels of the collection.

Stoltze Design put together a great set of work, fresh and inspiring, created by some well-known designers and artists; but just as many unknown or obscure. The gig posters were some of my favorite works.

This book delivers, and it will inspire as a reference for graphic designers and music fans alike.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 7, 2009
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This book features truly cutting edge and unique designs. The authors have done a great job collecting a great variety of CD designs and promotional items. That's over 300 pages filled to the brim with art. It's truly worth the money and an essential resource book for anyone looking for CD/disc design ideas. It works well as a graphic design reference book as well.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By the curry eaters on May 6, 2008
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This book is just packed with great music design, mostly packaging, but also lots of ephemera like posters. It's just too bad the book design is weak. The pages are a little claustrophobic and busy; often, the samples are seemingly crammed into each page.

It's also too bad that none of the release info is included (i.e., artist, title, label, and year), unfortunate for the musicians, many of whom are unknown and/or independent. Yes, you can sometimes figure it out from the designs, but not always.

But because of the quality of the actual work presented here is really solid for the most part, it's still worth a look.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Walter on July 3, 2008
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This book is a "must-have" for any contemporary music enthusiast -or- at the very least, anyone who appreciates good cover art. The collection obviously represents zillions of hours of research by people who know what to look for and where to find it. Clif Stoltze designed this book with appropriate restraint so as to showcase the artwork but included plenty of zing to make for a ultra-hip book. The cover concept, with its inserted disc that actually spins, is striking, and I predict that this book will be a collectable before long. I'm advising everyone I know to scoop one up before they're gone.
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