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Carlos Bauer — Curitiba, Brazil

What is your favourite album cover? “Something I only discovered recently is Artaud (1973) by Argentinian musician Luis Alberto Spinetta. What intrigues me most about the cover is its peculiar irregular octagonal form that breaks the square expectation and refuses to fit in the shelves. It is a rebel cover conceived by Spinetta and Juan Gatti in a very dramatic moment of history in South America, with authoritarian and repressive dictatorships prevailing. The cover certainly contributes to making Artaud a very iconic album.”

Carlos Bauer is an independent graphic designer based in Curitiba, Brazil, whose focus is on “visual concepts and possibilities, through analogue and digital techniques in branding, packaging, editorial or any format”. He won an award at the 2017 Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial.

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