Via The Guardian:

The album sleeve that has prompted me to write about this, of course, is David Bowie’s The Next Day. Jonathan Barnbrook has written about his design, and it contains what I think is a beautiful sentence:

“We know it is only an album cover with a white square on it but often in design it can be a long journey to get at something quite simple which works and that simplicity can work on many levels – often the most simple ideas can be the most radical.”

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