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Melodic Virtue is a small, hard-working independent publisher with a strong history of award-winning work in the music industry.

Originally started in 2004 as a graphic design studio by Aaron Tanner, we’re known for telling authentic and unusual stories visually, and now do so through limited-run coffee table books. Tanner has been creating unconventional design work for well-known acts for nearly two decades. Prior to book publishing, he was Ween's resident designer and maintained a diverse client roster that included Pixies, Explosions in the Sky, Tanya Donelly, Epitaph Records, Secretly Group, Temporary Residence Ltd., and pet celebs Lil BUB and Doug The Pug. A musician and life-long fan of music and the arts, Tanner’s design work has won numerous national awards and has been recognized by several prestigious international design publications including PRINT. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Old Courthouse Foundation of Evansville, Indiana and volunteers at universities to mentor future designers.