The Stories Behind Iconic Record Covers

While art should (and does) speak for itself, there’s no denying the thrill of learning the fascinating stories behind it. Record covers are no different, and NME has surfaced some interesting behind-the-scenes info regarding iconic cover art. From the fact that Blondie’s Parallel Lines got the band’s manager fired (he chose the image despite the band’s protests) to the fact that pink and green lettering …

Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design

A comprehensive book exploring the medium, far beyond cut-and-paste

Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith (who worked under the name Neasden Control Centre) who made collages for a living. Now, working as a duo known …