A Showcase of Creative Album Artwork







I’ve always thought that one of the most challenging tasks for any graphic designer is to create an album cover. When it comes to designing the artwork that represents music, there are no rules. You can go for an entirely minimal style – like The Beatles’ White Album – or you could go for a bold, colourful, brash and vibrant, cluttered affair, or anything in-between. It’s entirely down to you, what you want to create and what you think would suit the mood and tone of the music. The reason it’s so challenging is because it’s so open to interpretation – when you have no constraints at all, it can be remarkably hard to even begin to know where to start.

I wanted to bring together a collection of some fantastically realised album covers – artwork that I think does a great job of being unexpectedly creative, intriguing and exciting. Hopefully these album covers will help to get your creative juices flowing, and maybe even inspire you to give some concept album covers a try. If you know of any others that deserve to be included in this post, please do share them in the comments.


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Human-Nature-The-Fool/12554079


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Vela-Ceras-When-We-Fold/10869937


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Magenta-Voyeur-(Album-Art-Collection)/12715539


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Various-Music-Artwork/1345219


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Glasfrosch-Aubades-Album-Art/11081173


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Hope-Slide/2983863


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Monte-Rendition-of-you/2167743


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/IN-TIME/10068065


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Temper-Trap/6510003


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Future-Splendors/11805403


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Album-Cover-Matty-Charles-and-the-Valentines/10274103


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Search-The-City/13061297


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Isobel-Anderson-In-My-Garden-Album-design/13030201


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Har-Meggido-Solar-System/9499925


Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Lightheaded/5957493

Do you know of any creative, interesting and inspired album covers that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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Alex Black

Alex Black

Alex writes for Print Express, who specialise in posters and business cards which can be found here. When he’s not trying to improve his artistic skills, he can often be found writing for the Print Express design blog.



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