The Incredible, Inevitable Shrinking Album Cover
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 23:29:19 UTC

Unintentionally Mr. Carney's straightforward design is an example of what appears to be the latest industry casualty of the Internet age: album art. The digital revolution has already reduced record sales, and its impact is now being felt in packaging. Album covers appear to be growing simpler and less detailed than those in the past. The evolution reflects the way in which more and more fans will be staring at covers on their smartphones, iPads and other mobile devices, on which record jackets are now roughly the size of a postage stamp. Complete Article

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