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 our clients’ authentic and unusual stories visually, and now do so through limited-run coffee table books.
Tanner has been creating memorable design work for well-known acts for over 15 years. 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. He also volunteers at universities to help mentor future designers.
Who We've Worked With...
...And The Songs We Love
Publisher, Editor in Chief, Creative Director
Features & Awards
1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them (Rockport), 1000 Supreme CD Designs (Page One), Art Dogs: 100 Postcards (Rockport), BeerAdvocate Magazine, Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging (Grip), Cool Beer Labels (Print), éTapes Magazine, Design: Logo - An Exploration of Marvelous Marks... (Rockport), Dirty Fingernails (Rockport), Disc Makers Magazine, Interactive Design 2 (Graphis), Introducing: Designs For Making A First Impression (Gestalten), Los Logos 4 (Gestalten), Oh Beautiful Beer: The Evolution of Craft Beer and Design (Countryman Press), Paste Magazine, Promotion Design 2 (Graphis), Tres Logos (Gestalten)
AAF National ADDY Awards Silver 2016, AAF National ADDY Awards Gold 2013, AAF District 6 ADDY Awards Gold 2015, AAF District 6 ADDY Awards Gold 2013, AAF District 6 ADDY Awards Gold 2001, AAF Evansville ADDY Awards Best In Show 2013, AAF Evansville ADDY Awards Best In Show 2001, AAF Evansville ADDY Awards Gold 2015, AIGA Louisville Gold 2008, Evansville Design Group Awards Best In Show 2012, Evansville Design Group Awards Silver 2015, Evansville Design Group Awards Silver 2013