form 213 March/April 2007
Our cover story: Visualizing Music
No one knows how long it will take. But if legal and illegal downloads of Pop music continue to increase at the present rate, actual recordings will gradually disappear. What will then happen to the related images and codes? Will music become invisible? We show what role covers still play in the virtual world and what design strategies record labels and graphic designers have used to counter the prevailing trend. And: 40 years after his cover for “Revolver”, Klaus Voormann has again illustrated the Beatles album – song by song. A project for which he joined up with Berlin graphic artist Stefan Gandl.
Danish designer Louise Campbell’s Very Round Chair consists solely of 260 circular shapes that she carefully assembled using paper, a cutter and adhesive tape. We explain how this could turn into a stable steel-sheet chair.
Issey Miyake is joining forces with friends such as Naoto Fukasawa to establish a design center complete with workshops and exhibition in the very heart of Tokyo: the “21_21 Design Sight”. We talked with him about his plans and dreams.