“Packed Music”: Artist Alessio Bichi Turns Album Covers Into Clever Brand Packaging

In his series ‘Packed Music’, Milan-based graphic designer Alessio Bichi creates a visual playlist of his all-time favorite bands. Going about the project by association, Bichi reworks iconic album covers into ordinary objects with the help of Photoshop, Illustrator and images pulled from Google. Continue reading »

Vintage Album Covers From Yugoslavia Are Amazingly Awkward

Music was a great source of unity for the Yugoslavs, with people enjoying genres from folk to disco and heavy metal performed by artists from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Macedonians, Bosnians and Montenegrins shared the stage to create beautiful music, alongside soulful Roma and Albanian artists who brought even more exotic and unique sounds. Continue reading »

Finally, It’s Here. A Collection Of 50 Outrageous Album Covers Ever. Certainly.

The word “outrageous” has many definitions, some positive and some negative. “Exceeding the limits of what is usual.” “Deficient in propriety or good taste.” “Something that doesn’t make any goddamn sense.” Alright, so we made up one of those, but you get the idea. So what makes a truly outrageous album cover? For our list, we simplified the criteria: It should be something that makes you scratch your head and say, “Huh?” Continue reading »

A Collection Of 75 Worst Album Covers Ever. Probably.

Maybe they were deluded by their own sense of grandeur or misguided by overly supportive parents, but one thing is for certain these are easily 75 of the worst album covers from all over the world. Continue reading »

“Dolls And Masks”: The Wildly Strange Family Album Photos Of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who was born in Normal, Illinois, in 1925 and died of cancer in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1972, worked his entire adult life as an optician, making lenses for glasses. Though he took and developed thousands of pictures, only a sampling of his work has been published. Continue reading »

Unsettlingly Bad Europop Album Covers From The 1970s & 80s

Rock on to the worst in funny, creepy bad album cover art from the Netherlands. Dutch singles are a ridiculously small niche, but there are some ridiculously bad covers to explore. Take a look! Continue reading »

Here’s What’s Happening Outside Of Famous Music Album Covers

Russian artist Igor Lipchanskiy has created a hilarious series of photos that show what’s really happening outside of the frames of iconic album covers: Continue reading »

Famous Classic Album Covers Mashed Up With Star Wars Characters

Steve Lear is a London-based, digital artist with a self-proclaimed, “unhealthy obsession for movies, music and Photoshop.” And he’s making the freaking awesomest Star Wars themed album cover mash-ups you’ve ever seen. Continue reading »

Famous Album Covers Brought Onto Their Original New York City Locations Where They Were Shot

The Ramones at Inscope Arch. (cover to a 45-single)

(photo by David Gahr)

Bob Egan’s hobby is really interesting. He brings classic albums to the present. He finds the actual location, where each cover was shot and alternates the angle and distance, so as the photo can match the current version of the venue. Continue reading »

Bikinis On Record: Album Cover Beach Girls Of The 1960s-1980s

What better method to sell records than to put a young surfer girl on the cover? At least that’s what record companies believed throughout the 1960s and into the 80s. The beach babe was a ubiquitous sight on the shelves of the record stores, especially in the “super hits by various artists” or “easy listening” categories… and implemented mostly by countries other than the US (for whatever reason). Continue reading »

Awkward Christian Music Album Covers

The digital music revolution has, for the most part, been great for music fans. But even though listening to music online costs less and gives you access to millions and millions of songs you might not otherwise hear, one thing has sadly been lost in the streaming era: Appreciation for incredible album art. Continue reading »

25 Amazing 1970s Album Advertisements

Taken from pages of old music magazines like Creem, Circus, Hit Parader, Smash Hits and Billboard, here is a fun collection of album advertisements from Journey, Parliament, Diana Ross, Meatloaf and more Enjoy! Continue reading »

Flying Pig Recreates Pink Floyd Album Cover

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Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

An inflatable pig flies above Battersea Power Station in a recreation of Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album cover in London, England. The classic Pink Floyd album artwork was recreated to mark the release of several digitally remastered versions of their albums. Continue reading »

Spencer Elden The Famous Nirvana Baby Recreates The Album Cover 25 Years Later

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The legendary Nirvana album from 90’s Nevermind has a legendary cover, too. I think it’s impossible that some among you never seen it before, and it looks like this: a newborn in a swimming pool reaching for a dollar bill on a string. The message is powerful, for sure, and clear, and that’s one of the reasons this album cover is rated as third most iconic album cover ever by the readers of the Rolling Stone magazine. Continue reading »

Famous Album Covers Get The Star Wars Treatment

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Music and movies fan Steven Lear runs an Instagram account called @WhyTheLongPlayFace where he shares his “random vinyl/movie mash ups” – generally, they’re riffs on classic album covers featuring popular characters from iconic films, and generally they’re very good indeed! Continue reading »