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Q 18 December 21, 2008

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Identify and Put Funda about the design of the cover.

Q 17

Q 18

Ans.: .: This is the Cover of Coldplay’s album X&Y.
The album’s cover art was designed by graphic design duo Tappin Gofton (also known as Mark Tappin and Simon Gofton). The image, which is visualized through a combination of colours and blocks, is a graphical representation of the Baudot code, an early form of telegraph communication using a series of ones and zeros to communicate. The code was developed by Frenchman Émile Baudot in the 1870s, and was a widely used method of terrestrial and telegraph communication.
The alphabet of the code is presented in the liner notes of the album, and if applied to the code of the cover image, reveals “X&Y”. The final page of the booklet contains the slogan “Make Trade Fair”, the name of the international organization which Martin supports. The band dedicates the album to “BWP” that is presented also inside the liner notes; it stands for Bruce W. Paltrow, the late father of Martin’s wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. All singles released from the album feature their titles in the same code on their respective covers. Martin sometimes wears coloured tape on his hands while on stage, as a reference to the album.

Cracked by Anirudh Patil, Debasish and Karthik Venkat.

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1. Anirudh Patil - December 21, 2008

That is album cover of X&Y of coldplay..
Quoting wiki:
“The album’s cover art was designed by graphic design duo Tappin Gofton (also known as Mark Tappin and Simon Gofton). The image, which is visualized through a combination of colours and blocks, is a graphical representation of the Baudot code, an early form of telegraph communication using a series of ones and zeros to communicate. The code was developed by Frenchman Émile Baudot in the 1870s, and was a widely used method of terrestrial and telegraph communication.[9]
The alphabet of the code is presented in the liner notes of the album, and if applied to the code of the cover image, reveals “X&Y”. The final page of the booklet contains the slogan “Make Trade Fair”, the name of the international organization which Martin supports.[9] The band dedicates the album to “BWP” that is presented also inside the liner notes; it stands for Bruce W. Paltrow, the late father of Martin’s wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. All singles released from the album feature their titles in the same code on their respective covers. Martin sometimes wears coloured tape on his hands while on stage, as a reference to the album”

2. Debasish - December 21, 2008

X & Y in the Baudot Code

3. karthik - December 21, 2008

cover of the studio album X&Y by COLDPLAY.The image, which is visualized through a combination of colours and blocks, is a graphical representation of the Baudot code, an early form of telegraph communication using a series of ones and zeros to communicate. The alphabet of the code is presented in the liner notes of the album, and if applied to the code of the cover image, reveals “X&Y”.


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