A música e a arte gráfica

03/03/2009 Sem Comentários por
 

Quantos de nós, com mais de 30 anos, não nos lembramos da magnificência que as capas dos albúns de música tinham, chegando mesmo algumas delas a serem consideradas obras de arte do desenho e design?

Muitas das capas desses discos eram a primeira mensagem da alma da música que aquele determinado albúm continha dentro de si. Chamava-nos, falava connosco, fazia-nos pegar-lhe ao “colo” e ouvi-lo (sim, podia-se ouvir um albúm interinho numa loja, não é como agora).

A música e a arte gráfica sempre andaram de mão dada e a melhor maneira de cativar um cliente era com uma capa bem elaborada.

Assim como não se pode julgar um livro pela sua capa, também não podemos opinar sobre a música de um albúm pela sua aparência, mas que mal tem em transformar o “invólucro” numa obra de arte? Porque não ter o dois em um?

Infelizmente, hoje em dia, com a propagação e o domínio quase total da música digital, esse lado artístico (quase) deixou de existir resumindo-se a uns míseros thumbnails no iTunes ou no WMPlayer, o que nada se compara com o que era.

Por isso para os “saudosistas” e para aqueles que não perceberam patavina do que escrevi acima, aqui ficam 34 das melhores capas de albúns de música.

The Mars Volta “Frances the Mute”

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers

Danger Doom – The Mouse and the Mask

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers

Michael Jackson: Dangerous by Mark Ryden

Michael Jackson: Dangerous by Mark Ryden

Devil’s Gun – Raising The Beast

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Devil's Gun - Raising The Beast

Smashing Pumpkins: Zeitgeist by Shepard Fairey

Smashing Pumpkins: Zeitgeist by Shepard Fairey

Keane: Under The Iron Sea by Sanna Annukka

Keane: Under The Iron Sea by Sanna Annukka

Kisschasy: United Paper People by Debaser

Kisschasy: United Paper People by Debaser

Editors: The End Has a Start by Idris Khan

Editors: The End Has a Start by Idris Khan

Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Soul Wax - Nite Versions

Ground Components: An Eye for a Brow, A Tooth for a Pick by Jonathan Zawada

Ground Components: An Eye for a Brow, A Tooth for a Pick by Jonathan Zawada

Arcade Fire: Funeral

Arcade Fire: Funeral

Kool & the Gang – Still Cool

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Kool & the Gang - Still Cool

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon 1973

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon 1973

Gallows: In The Belly of a Shark by Dan Mumford

Gallows: In The Belly of a Shark by Dan Mumford

Muse – Origin of Symmetry (thanks, Paul)

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Muse - Origin of Symmetry

Linkin Park – Reanimation

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Soul Wax - Nite Versions

Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons by Airside

Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons by Airside

Tool: 10,000 Days

Tool: 10,000 Days

Circa Survive: On Letting Go

Circa Survive - On Letting Go

The Last Goodnight – Poison Kiss

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The Last Goodnight - Poison Kiss

Pink Floyd – The Division Bell

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Pink Floyd - The Division Bell

Thom Yorke: The Eraser by Stanley Donwood

Thom Yorke: The Eraser by Stanley Donwood

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Muse - Origin of Symmetry

Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This by Will Sweeney

Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This by Will Sweeney

The Chemical Brothers: Push the Button by Tappin Gofton

The Chemical Brothers: Push the Button by Tappin Gofton

Rolling Stones – Forty Licks

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution

Rafale: Rock It, Don’t Stop It by Akroe

Rafale: Rock It, Don't Stop It by Akroe

Dream Theater – Scenes from the memory (thanks, OverZero.it)

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Muse - Origin of Symmetry

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Relayer: Yes

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Relayer: Yes

Coldplay – Viva La Vida

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Viva La Vida

New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies
Designed by one of today’s most influential designers Peter Saville

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies

Soulwax – Nite Versions

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Coldplay - Soul Wax - Nite Versions

Pixies – Doolittle

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Pixies - Doolittle

Deerhunter – Cryptograms

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Deerhunter - Cryptograms

Hot Chip – The Warning

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Hot Chip - The Warning

Muse – Absolution

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution

The Police – Ghost In The Machine

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution

Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers

Wow – Moby Grape

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Wow - Moby Grape

Genji Siraisi: Censorsh!t by Razauno

Genji Siraisi: Censorsh!t by Razauno

Radiohead – Hail to the Thief

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Radiohead - Hail to the Thief

VHS Orbeta – Bring On The Comets

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- VHS Orbeta - Bring On The Comets

Van Halen – 1984

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution

Fort-Minor – The Rising Tied Front

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers - Fort-Minor - The Rising Tied Front

The Roots – Game Theory

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Led Zeppelin – Mothership

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Bon Jovi - Have A Nice Day

Nick Drake – Pink Moon

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution

The Cribs – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- The Cribs - Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever

Elton John – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- Muse - Absolution

XTC – Drums and Wires

Showcase of Beautiful Album and CD covers- XTC - Drums and Wires

Queens Of The Stone Age: Era Vulgaris by Morning Breath Inc

Queens Of The Stone Age: Era Vulgaris by Morning Breath Inc

Beck: The Information by Big Active and you

Beck: The Information by Big Active and you

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