DUKE ELLINGTON ALBUM COVER
A rapidly expanding genre that breaks with tradition is visualized by the exploding metronome. Ellington’s music departed from the traditional on two planes: cultural and musical.
The metronome exploding signifies the rapid physical departure and from traditional ideas. Both Ellington and this design take something powerful, emotional and intangible and put it to order, while still
retaining the spontaneous and energetic qualities of the original creation.