Warp RecordsIDEA Magazine
This issue of idea includes a special features on the graphics of Warp Records. Warp is an independent music label which was born in 1989 in Sheffield. In those days the techno music was boosting, and the label became widely known when it released a series of works which had a significant influence on how this genre took its course later. Since then, it has always been experimenting, free from genres, and pursuing diverse styles. This approach was not only in their music but also in the artwork and packaging of their albums. Many talents like the world famous, Sheffield-based Designers Republic offered Warp’s albums equally experimental and strong visuals, and influenced the graphic art scenes. This feature overviews the development of graphics and visuals of Warp records and music it covers.