I’m a sucker for an illustrated cover, maybe because I love everything that has something to do with graphic design. You can’t deny that if you see a CD with a horrible cover you get to think that maybe that artist isn’t so good or you just don’t buy that CD – only if it’s you all times favorite artist.
As any other creative field, music blends wonderfully with design when it comes to creating appealing album covers. That’s why you will find music CD covers with fantastic graphics, cartoons, type treatment, photo manipulations, drawings, paintings and more. Usually, the cover illustrates the feelings the artist wants to transmit with his music and it often has a very personal approach.
Here are some awesome music CD covers, some are known and some are not, but they are all great! Enjoy!
Kanye West – Graduation Album Cover
Shape of Broad Minds: Craft of The Lost Art
Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple Album Cover
Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This
Muse – The Resistance Full Album
Lily Allen – Alright, Still Album Cover
Sky Larkin – Kaleide Album Cover
Hot Chip: The Warning
Gallows: In The Belly of a Shark
Mike Monday: Songs Without Words
Bob Evans: Goodnight, Bull Creek!
Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion
Paul Kelly: Stolen Apples
Genji Siraisi: Censorsh!t
Kisschasy: United Paper People
Menomena – Friend & Foe
Keane: Under The Iron Sea
Beastie Boys: The Mix Up
Stuck In Travel CD Cover
Blood, Sweat & Tears: Greatest Hits
Neraida CD Cover
The Chemical Brothers: Push the Button
Various: Minimalistic Album Covers
AC/DC – Black Ice
CD cover for Tribal Vision Records
Celebration: Album Cover
Which is your favorite music CD cover?