Music and Visual Media

These are some album artworks that I consider as good examples of Aesthetics within Music. The first is New Order’s album ‘Movement’.

New Order 'Movement'

This New Order album, by Peter Saville, is an example of album artwork that has been influenced by the Bauhaus movement. It is a very Germanic in style with simple easy to read font and text.


Peter Saville designed a lot of album covers for bands signed to Factory Records. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was one of them. The colours used on the ‘History of Modern’ album cover are very 50’s and very vintage looking. Also has this Germanic, Bauhaus influence.

Tame Impala 'Lonerism'

Just like the New Order and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark these album covers are retro and vintage looking. This image was taken by producer Kevin Parker with a lomo camera (Diana F) and edited by graphic designer Leif Podhajsky. The image ties in nicely with the album title Lonerism, the image peers through the fence looking onto people having fun, giving it a sense of isolation from the people.

Bonobo 'Black Sands Remix'Bonobo 'Black Sands'

Leif Podhajsky also worked on Bonobo’s album cover Black Sands and Black Sands Remixed. The image is of a landscape, which has a peaceful feel to it which reflects to the relaxing nature of his music.

  Talking Heads 'Speaking in Tongues'

This album art cover is by the artist Robert Rauschenberg for the Talking Heads album ‘Speaking in Tongue’. It is a really interesting album cover as he uses all the parts of the product to create the over all image.

Talking Heads


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