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In a recent column, to make the point that time was passing me by, I noted that U2 was the last band I cared about. Since we asked our annual People To Watch panel who was their favorite musician, I looked back to the January-February magazine to see if there was a consensus or a pattern. But this being the graphic design community, there was no agreement, only lots of diversity.

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It turns out that the Beatles topped the list, technically speaking, since they received a handful of mentions. Indeed, the top ranked favorites were:

1. The Beatles
2. Kanye West
3. Radiohead
4. Rihanna

Lest there be any sense that there was consensus, one Person to Watch stated that he favors “anything that Kanye West hates.”

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In honor of our 50th anniversary, GDUSA conducted a nationwide survey of the graphic design community. Our first issue of the year focused on the most influential designers of the past 50 years. Our next issue features your favorite design projects and logos and will be in the mail and online in the next few weeks. Just to whet your appetite here are your top 10 favorite album covers of the past half-century.

 

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1. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon | Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis

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Looking for some inspiration today? Recognizing that new songs can spark new creative ideas, Corbis is bringing graphic designers and other creative professionals music from the hottest indie bands. When you register with Corbis Images, you’ll get a downloadable zipped file with 25 songs as soon as you sign up. Then, you get 75 additional songs when you make your first purchase before April 15. Great images and free music; “consider your creativity nourished!” The tunes are brought to you in conjunction with Sonicbids, the social music marketing platform that connects bands, promoters, consumer brands and music fans.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SONGS NOW >

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