Following the success of Jazz Covers, this epic volume of groove assembles over 500 legendary covers from a golden era in African-American music.
Psychedelia meets Black Power, sexual liberation meets social
conscience and street portraiture meets fantastical cartoon in this
dazzling anthology of visualized funk and soul.
classic and rare covers, the collection celebrates each artwork's
ability to capture not only a buyer's interest, but an entire musical
mood. Browse through and discover the brilliant, the bold, the
outlandish and the sheer beautiful designs that fans rushed to get their
hands on as the likes of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Jackson and Prince changed the world with their unique and unforgettable sounds.
Featuring interviews with key industry figures, Funk & Soul Covers also providescultural context and design analysis for many of the chosen record covers.
is a consultant for major labels and directs a number of radio stations
in Portugal. He started collecting vinyl at 15, and flies to London,
Paris, New York and São Paulo to enrich his collection of over 25,000
LPs. He lives and works in Lisbon and dedicates his free time to
recovering old and rare recordings.
studied graphic design and marketing, and was an art editor for digital
and design magazines in Tokyo. His many TASCHEN titles include Illustration Now!, Logo Design, Jazz Covers and Information Graphics.
About the series
Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since
we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name
TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalisbrings
together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new
format so you can curate your own affordable library of art,
anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm’s delight — never bore, always excite!