As the latest instalment in their ever-expanding repertoire of culture-as-seen-by-Google-Street-View, The Guardian have created a series of images showing the precise locations where some of the most iconic album covers in history were captured. The legions of music fans can now visit these places from the comfort of their bedroom, which will hopefully cut down on crowds for the unfortunate residents.
When Robin Thicke enlisted an artist team to design the image that would represent his album Blurred Lines to millions of fans, he was in good company. The LA-based Young & Sick, designed the most recent album covers for Maroon 5, Foster the People, and Mikky Ekko, all of which ended up atop the Billboard […]
Joe Perez is a designer and art director based in Providence, Rhode Island. Glancing at Perez’s album designs, one can see his work carries a certain elegance and rejection of modern day trends. His talents have been recognized by Kanye West and Virgil Abloh of the DONDA collective; and Perez has designed for artists like […]
David Grey never ceases to amaze me with the new directions he’s exploring. Grey is a Graphic Design Department Chair at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and has also designed everything on my own label, Palette Recordings, for the last seven years, as well as my last two full lengths on Kompakt.
The iconic image of Grace Jones on the cover of her 1985 album Island Life is as impressive as it is impossible. The photograph which was collaged in a pre-digital era by art director Jean-Paul Goude helped transform Jones into an international superstar. And established the striking identity for which she is now renowned.