The New York Times determined that “all the news that’s fit to print” last week should include the work of two CCAD alumni.
Michael Carney (CCAD 2004), who won the 2011 Grammy for Best Recording Package for art direction on the album Brothers by the Black Keys, was interviewed as part of a story on how the digital revolution is affecting both record sales and album design.
Illustration alumnus John Malta (CCAD 2010) had his second illustration published in the paper. He developed the accompanying illustration to the opinion piece, Engineering Food for All by Nina V. Fedoroff, which ran Aug. 19.
In the article The Incredible, Inevitable Shrinking Album Cover by David Browne, Carney, who majored in Media Studies, remembers wondering if his bare-bones album cover would even be allowed by its label. The Aug. 12 article explores how album art is being reduced roughly to the size of a postage stamp due to the use of mobile devices.
Malta’s first illustration for the newspaper ran alongside Robert Klitzman’s New York Times op-ed article “My Sister, My Grief” on May 3.