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20 Awesome Album Covers

Often when people think of great album covers, they often look to the past. Though Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and many others had some great cover artwork, there are many contemporary album designs that are just as good.

 

Album covers are a great source of inspiration for illustration in design. Many modern bands, in an effort to stand out from the pack, have gone above and beyond with their album covers, which will undoubtedly become part of the amazing album design canon.

This is a collection of 20 modern album cover designs that inspired the author, Adam Farwell, as having great artwork, illustration and design sensibilities. Any of them would look perfect on a t-shirt, print or poster and he’d proudly wear or decorate with any of them. They’re presented in no order other than alphabetical.

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Abe Vigoda: Skeleton

10-abevigoda

 

Blacklisted: No One Deserves to be Here More than Me

11-blacklisted

 

The Coathangers: Scramble

12-coathangers

 

Com Truise: In Decay

13-comtruise

 

Dead to Me: Cuban Ballerina

14-deadtome

 

The Dismemberment Plan: Emergency and I

dplan-e&i-gatefold

 

Electric Six: Flashy

16-electricsix

 

Future Islands: On the Water

17-futureislands

 

Future of the Left: Travels With Myself and Another

18-futureoftheleft

 

Iron Chic: Not Like This

19-ironchic

 

Killing the Dream: Lucky Me

20-killingthedream

 

Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow

21-lightningbolt

 

Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms

22-neonindian

 

Parts & Labor: Receivers

23-partsandlabor

 

Rational Anthem: Breadline

24-rationalanthem

 

Red Fang: Murder the Mountains

8PG  BKLT.qxd

 

Screaming Females: Castle Talk

26-screamingfemales

 

Sister Kisser: Vipers

27-sisterkisser

 

Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse

SY NURSE BOOK.qxd

 

The Howling Wind: Of Babalon

29-thehowlingwind

 

This article is presented here for your education, inspiration and enjoyment by:

Will Sherwood
CEO/Chief Creative Officer
The Sherwood Group: Graphic Design & Website Design
Santa Clarita and Los Angeles, California, USA

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