Abstract

This article is a textual analysis initiating the examination of twelve album covers in relation to Lebanon. The covers are examined through the trans-contextualization of diverse and eclectic fusions. Such covers create complex narratives echoing band identities while, parody enabled continuum, yet critique detachment. Though the album covers form a commentary related to histories, they do not merely retell histories. Rather, the use of trans-contextualization gives various aspects of designed concepts added layers of meaning in contemporary contexts. The covers create new and autonomous forms through parody relevant to Lebanon and the region. They also provide methodologies for future designers.

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