Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics by Stuart Tolley is a visual culture book about specialist music, book, magazine design which was recently published by Thames and Hudson. It has a number of cool examples of interesting music packaging by artists such as Radiohead, Flaming Lips, Bjork, and Junip. This would definitely be a perfect fit for any music lover with an eye for design – and I wish I had a copy on my bookshelf. You can find out more about Collector’s Edition on the Thames and Hudson website.
This global survey of graphic design innovation brings together over 170 examples from the worlds of music, book publishing, and magazines that have been released as collector’s, limited, or deluxe editions.
Now, Stuart Tolley has commissioned a special hand made Collector’s Edition ‘artist cover bomb’ series where he invited some of the world’s most respected names in music, art and graphic design, to draw directly onto the cover of his book. These exclusive hand drawn Artist Cover Bomb editions of ten copies are are now being auctioned from November 12th – December 12th to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society. Contributors include: Paul McCartney, Nick Cave, Wayne Coyne, Stanley Donwood, Peter Gabriel, The Designers Republic, Jessica Hische, Alec Soth, Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja and Oliver Jeffers. You can get your hands on a unique, one of a kind version of this stunning hardcover book and help a worthy cause by bidding at the-collectors-edition.com.
Below are a few images showing some of cover bomb artwork.
Also, check out some images of some of the spreads from the book below.