I was listening to some music, and as I looked at the cover of Noir Désir's Tostaky album, I realized "hey, lith print!" Last time I was in a magazine store and the rock music magazines had B&W covers, I noticed also "hey, lith style!" etc etc. So what made lith printing so congenial to rock music shots? Anton Corbijn has probably a major role in its popularization because of his photos of U2, but I was wondering if there were other forces at play. For instance, punk zines are often made on a photocopier and thus have very high contrast images; album covers usually follow the same style. The photocopier look would be to me the first high-contrast style of rock photos, and I see lith print as a more sophisticated version of this aesthetics. At some point I find that almost all B&W picture of fashion/rock (they're more or less the same things when they're big) are lith-ish to a certain extent. What do you think? Anybody has a history of album cover art around to verify the evolution of the styles?