Recommended Reading / Design
When revisiting one of my favorite bands of all time, Depeche Mode, I always find something new to learn about them. Recently my thoughts were of their earlier works and the art direction that was involved to create such memorable album covers that helped with their branding and style direction.
Heath Killen, a magnificent designer/illustrator in his own right, took an amazing in depth look into Depeche Mode’s work discussing each album cover. His coverage also sees the work split into two sections. The first being 1981-1987 when Brian Griffin and Martyn Atkins were collectively producing the ground work for their constantly developing sound and style. With the second being 1990-2008 that saw famed photographer / creative ambassador Anton Corbijn take the reigns and further develop the look for Depeche Mode.
I greatly appreciate the work Heath Killen put into this for all to see. Can someone do this for their 45 singles now please?!?!?!!? Talk amazing work.
You must learn.