A Collection of Inspiring Album Artwork

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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;

 

Laura Marling

Laura Marling album cover

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The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins album coverSource

 

Radiohead

Radiohead album coverSource

 

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly album coverSource

 

Metallica

Metallica album coverSource

 

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot album coverSource

 

Hot Chip

Hot Chip album coverSource

 

Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley album coverSource

 

The Academy Is…

The Academy Is album coverSource

 

Albert Hammond, Jr

Albert Hammond album coverSource

 

Glasvegas

Glasvegas album coverSource

 

Explosions In the Sky

Explosions In the Sky album coverSource

 

Lemon Jelly

Lemon Jelly album coverSource

 

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes album coverSource

 

Muse

Muse album coverSource

 

Gallows

Gallows album  coverSource

 

Muse

Muse album coverSource

 

Mike Monday

Mike Monday album coverSource

 

Keane

Keane album coverSource

 

The White Stripes

The White Stripes album coverSource

 

Weezer

weezer album coverSource

 

Architecture in Helsinki

Architecture in Helsinki album coverSource

 

The Strokes

The Strokes album coverSource

 

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers album coverSource

 

Discovery

Discovery album coverSource

Have you found any examples of interesting and creative album covers? Please do let us know in the comments.