The exhibition aims features an overview of music industry design, in Britain, from the 70s to the present day.
Focusing on cover designs, and including 12″, 7″ and CD packaging, the idea is to show 5 seminal pieces each designer who have contributed to the evolution of the genre.
Each designer will be interviewed about their long-term contribution, or about a particular project.
The context will be walls of music-generated ephemera — tickets, posters, invites etc. — and large-scale panels depicting key dates and events.
Also, on a couple of monitors will be a selection of videos and another selection of 100 flyers from one decade, 1988-1998.
Opening in Tokyo in November, The British Council are aiming to tour the show for at least a year. Exhibition design by The Designers Republic.