Monday, November 17, 2008

Hardformat - Reaching for the sublime in music design.

Hardformat - a super fabulous website featuring outstanding music-related design - more specifically really elaborate packaging, which if you are anything like us, is something to really geek out about.

From their "About" page:

It seems like everybody’s talking about the end of physical music media. Who knows whether they’re right or not, but Hard Format is a little place we’ve set up to celebrate our love of brilliant music-related design. That means we’re going to focus on records, CDs, cassettes and their like. However, Hard Format isn’t intended to become a dusty museum devoted exclusively to past glories, though there’ll certainly be some of that, we also want to highlight the brilliant new design work being produced right now. In fact, we’re not setting ourselves up to supply a canon of classic design - this is a place where we record stuff we like, if you want yet another reproduction of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band there are enough ‘Greatest album covers of all time’ books out there already.

Oh and who knows, perhaps at some point in the future we may even need to set up a parallel site to celebrate brilliant virtual design…

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