In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
Artwork may be designed to show off music, but some album cover designers have attracted fame thanks to their iconic work. Here we look at 13 of the best.
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
From Chicago’s Coca-Cola inspired logo to The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips and the mascots of metal, great logos can embody the very essence of a band.
Music and art will always go together as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
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