We certainly all agree that the most important thing about an album record is the music. Nevertheless, a nice cover artwork makes an album so much more enjoyable. Moreover, a good design will also help when it comes to selling the disc – a dull cover won’t stand out among the thousands of other albums one can find in a record store or on iTunes. Lastly, a good cover nearly always manages to combine typography (the band’s and the record’s name) and a photography or an illustration very effectively.

These three key elements – adding value to a product, gaining the customers attention with outstanding design, and uniting typography with photography/illustrations – are the main reason why album cover artworks are the perfect inspiration source for every designer. If your design manages to do well at all three aspects, you can be almost sure that it will work.

 

MUSE – The 2nd Law

img1muse 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

Phoenix – Bankrupt!

img2phoenix 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

img3timberlake 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Jimmy Eat World – Damage

img4jimmyeatworld 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Sigur Rós – Kveikur

img5sigurros 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Camera Obscura – Desire Line

img6cameraobsscura 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Mac Miller – Watching Movies with the Sound off

img7macmiller 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Prodigy & Alchemist – Albert Einstein

 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Deafheaven – Sunbather

img9deafheaven 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of us is the killer

img10dillinger 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Classixx – Hanging Gardens

img11classixx 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

img12mountkimbie 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk

img13frontbottom 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Pete Holmes – Nice Try, The Devil

img14peteholmes 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Depeche Mode – Delta Machine

img15depechemode 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

David Crowder + band – All this for a King

img16davidcrowder 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Jessie Ware – Devotion

img17jessieware 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

30 Seconds To Mars – Love Lust Faith + Dreams

img18thirtyseconds 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

The National – Trouble Will Find Me

img19thenational 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Spacehog – As it is on earth

img20spacehog 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Jamie Lidell – Jamie Lidell

img21jamielidell 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

The Game – Jesus Piece

 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

The Boxer Rebellion – Promises

img23boxerrebellion 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Darkstar – News from Nowhere

img24darkstar 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

Ghost Poet – Some Say I So I Say Light

img25ghostpoet 25 brilliantly designed covers from albums released in 2013

 

About Jessica M

Jessica M has written 7 post on web design mash.

I live, eat and breath # design , leader of the @ brandsix design team, I am able to complete any # design project from web design, graphic design to print media.



One Response

  1. John Walker
    Jul 03, 2013 - 06:05 AM

    Muse against Prodigy it is? :)

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