The term artwork (in German about "artistic work") was initially used in the technical jargon around advertising and marketing as a collective term for graphic, photographic and typographic design elements. The word later found its way into software development .
Artwork refers to the individual artistic components that are put together by the master copy manufacturer or DTP operator to form a master copy or final drawing , e.g. B. Pictures , photos , drawings and texts . In software development, the work on graphic program parts as well as the design of symbols, icons and certain websites is called artwork.
In the music industry , the term artwork is generally used to summarize all graphic material that is due for publication, such as covers , booklets , advertisements, posters and stickers. In particular, "cover artwork" or "cover art" is usually synonymous with the graphic design of an album, single or CD cover, as well as any accompanying printed matter (such as printed inner sleeves or booklets). In some cases, “cover art” is used to indicate different authors of a work of art used and the graphic design. For example: Cover Art: Roscoe E. Mitchell / Design: Barbara Wojirsch .
- ^ Art Ensemble of Chicago , The Third Decade , Warner / ECM, 1985