The role of Hipgnosis in remodelling contemporary cover design

Knight, Harry (2014) The role of Hipgnosis in remodelling contemporary cover design. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation examines the work of Hipgnosis, a graphic design studio specialised in the field of album art between 1968 and 1983. The investigation will hope to formulate and support the hypothesis that the seminal works of Hipgnosis are, to a considerable extent, formative to the conventions of what we understand to be contemporary album art. By examining the history of record sleeves within the field of graphic design, this text aims to interrogate the issues creative faced with album art, starting from it’s inception in the late thirties and running up until Hipgnosis’ establishment - three decades later. It will examine the financial and creative constraints imposed on designers working within the commercially driven industry, how these restrictions were eventually extinguished and what role Hipgnosis played in the aforementioned.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 10:39
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:39
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15234

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