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Suspiria

Taylor is basically the ultimate pop star. She delivers huge amounts of consistently high quality music - this year receiving her THIRD aoty Grammy. Her videos are generally great, her tours are huge, she has by far the best connection with her fanbase and constantly provides fun content for them.

So I can't understand why her graphic design is consistently awful:messga: she puts so much effort into everything else, why does she let it down by approving such poor designs?

I think the Lover cover was definitely the nadir, truly serving Graphic Design is My Passion

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Reputation looked like an amateur fan art attempt.

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There weren't really any single covers that era but the official remix covers were even worse

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Folklore and Evermore were spared because their minimalist style meant there wasn't much that could go wrong.

I thought she'd turned a new leaf but then she revealed these lol

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Obviously it doesn't detract much from her work, but I just can't understand why someone who is such an obsessive perfectionist and who has arguably the best team in the game can't seem to hire some good graphic designers:billie:

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because she does the work Taylor is known for saving money and doing many jobs herself she talked about in an interview for Good Morning Azerbaijan

I think simple often looks better, what about this? Just a quick example I made Or if you like newspapers:

Taylor is basically the ultimate pop star. She delivers huge amounts of consistently high quality music - this year receiving her THIRD aoty Grammy. Her videos are generally great, her tours are huge,

Melancholia

lover and love story are good, in my opinion, but i totally agree with reputation. the fanbase wets themselves over the rep cover but i think it looks awful :air:

the red cover is also serving disney star gone country pop vibes

speak now, red (tv) and evermore are her best

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River

because she does the work :shrug:

Taylor is known for saving money and doing many jobs herself

she talked about in an interview for Good Morning Azerbaijan

"There could be 99 toilets in a house, and it's my house" - River, 2021
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Alfonso

Couldn't agree more and it's the same thing with merch.. :saladga:

I do think that it's not only her, other big artists seem to have the same problem 

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dynamite

All of those examples are horrible, especially for an A-List artist :air: the concept of Reputation was good but the execution was 🤡

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kukuryku666

i don't like the reputation photo, but the graphics are okay
fonts from newspapers or something

fearless was made with that 2010 vibe i think, that's why

and albums like red, 1989, folklore and evermore look really great so it's not like everything from her is ugly

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Nuggets

This cover for Lover >>>>

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ororo munroe

I really think some huge artists and their labels just don't want to waste money on designers, because this is the problem for many acts, not only Taylor 

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dynamite
2 minutes ago, Nuggets said:

This cover for Lover >>>>

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She should replace it with this one, the colours are beautiful

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Married the Night

I didn’t hate Lover but Reputation was rough. However, 1989 is perfection. 

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kukuryku666
7 minutes ago, Suspiria said:

There weren't really any single covers that era but the official remix covers were even worse

btw, lwymmd had a cover art
not digital, but with promo cds
Taylor_Swift_LWYMMD_CD_Single.jpg

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dynamite

I think simple often looks better, what about this? Just a quick example I made

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Or if you like newspapers:

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Pharamon
1 hour ago, River said:

because she does the work :shrug:

Taylor is known for saving money and doing many jobs herself

she talked about in an interview for Good Morning Azerbaijan

I AM CRYING

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WhiteWitch

Why does this site have such a fixation with graphic design, and such a lack of understanding that tastes differ? None of the graphic design I’ve seen complaints about recently are actually bad. Maybe the problem is that a lot of these threads are just pretentiousness. Besides that, the music is far more important than an album cover that will inevitably be rendered dated anyways. Stop worrying about the things that literally don’t matter. 

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