About


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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.