Few things are more daunting for a designer than staring at a blank canvas. Usually, when you’re working for a client, you have a guideline or an idea of where to start – and the vast majority of regular client work needs to look smart and professional and fits the image of the business. This all goes out of the window when you’re designing an album cover, though. The cover for an album needs to summarise the feel of the music, or of the band or artist, and this can be one of the hardest tasks a designer is ever asked to do. The style and aesthetic of a band can be one that’s incredibly hard to initially conceive, but extremely rewarding if done right.
If you’re about to start an album artwork design, or if you just want some inspiration – we’ve brought together a collection of beautifully designed, creative and stunning album covers to help you out. We hope you find the collection useful and, if you have any examples to add, we’d love to hear about them in the comments.
You may also take a look at our past inspirational collections;
- 40+ New Cool Business Cards To Inspire You
- Showcase Of New and Really Smart Print Ads You Will Love
- 26 New Attractive User Interface Designs For iPhone Apps
The Smashing Pumpkins
Ra Ra Riot
The Academy Is…
Albert Hammond, Jr
Explosions In the Sky
The White Stripes
Architecture in Helsinki
Have you found any examples of interesting and creative album covers? Please do let us know in the comments.