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April77 Creative 'A Decade Of Album Cover Design' is a 12" vinyl LP sized, premium quality, limited edition book collecting many of the cover designs the studio has produced over the past ten years, including work for a who's who of the Australian Hip Hop scene and other genres. In an era where album artwork has been de-valued to the point where a small jpeg on the screen of a phone is the only place it is often seen, the book presents a rare opportunity to see and appreciate this artwork as it was originally intended - at full 12"x12" vinyl size.
Beautifully bound and printed on high quality matte paper stock by Whites Law Bindery in Melbourne, this full colour hard bound book with premium gold foil stamped cover features 112 pages of album cover design as well as internal and supplementary artwork for many projects, single covers, logos and an exclusive look behind the scenes at A77's studio in Newtown. Also included are concept designs and alternate versions which have never been seen or printed before.
The book also features an introductory essay by Stealth Magazine's founder and editor Mark Pollard, as well as client testimonials by Suffa (Hilltop Hoods), Pegz (Obese Records) and Bliss (Bliss N Eso). As an added bonus many of the Australian Hip Hop artists whose covers are featured were kind enough to contribute their personal thoughts and insight into the briefings, creative process and outcomes for their respective projects.
Some of the artists featured in the book include: Hilltop Hoods (Golden Era Records), Bliss N Eso, Pegz (Obese Records), Dialectrix, Plutonic Lab, Bingethinkers, That’s Them, Kerser, Spit Syndicate, Tuka, Thundamentals, Skryptcha, Chasm, Mantra, Illy, The Tongue (Elefant Traks), Vents, Briggs, Purpose, Full Tote Odds, Brotha Black, Chelsea Jane, Choose Mics, DJ Sir-Vere, J.Period, Watussi, Lowrider, Vida Sunshyne, Jess Harlen, Blue King Brown, DJ Bonez, Art Of War, Overproof (Broken Tooth Entertainment), Hyjak N Torcha, Fortay, Stealth Magazine, Def Wish Cast, Phrase (Universal Music) and many more!
The only book of its kind which catalogues the past decade of releases and artwork for many of the biggest names in the fastest growing genre of music in Australia - this is truly a limited collector's item and will be highly sought after for lovers of design, fans of Australian Hip Hop and music in general.
Includes DJ 2Buck "The Cornerstone" Limited Edition CD!
The Cornerstone showcases some of the illest joints to come out of Australia, with exclusive drops and appearances by some of Australian Hip Hop's biggest names, cut up and mixed by the legendary DJ 2Buck. This limited edition CD features original artwork by A77 and is available exclusively with the purchase of the April77 Creative "A Decade of Album Cover Design" book.
SPECS & DETAILS
- 12x12" hand bound hardback gold foil stamped cover
- 112 pages beautifully printed on high quality heavy matte paper
- Includes Limited Edition CD: DJ 2Buck "The Cornerstone"
- Includes vinyl LP sized frame-able poster print
VIDEO BY VERSUS MEDIA: versusmedia.com.au
SOUNDTRACK BY PLUTONIC LAB
Taken from "Submariner" EP plutoniclab.bandcamp.com/album/submariner-7vinyl-digi-ep