The Art of Album Covers
In this post I’m going to talk about the art of album covers. The album covers are the first thing you see when “scrolling” through record shop shelf, and if you have not heard the traks yet, the cover is the very first impression you have about album. Obviously the design of the album covers is very important, and most artist take a great care when it comes to designing theirs album sleevs or covers
From the 1950s the 12″ LP record and the 45 rpm record became the major formats for the distribution of popular music. In those days album covers were mainly a portrait photography of the artist and simple titles, with few exceptions that have no significant impact on the main stream. Main exceptions were so called sex covers of 50’s through beginning of 60’s. They were a bit more adventurous than todays banal CD art work. That covers were merely a sexual provocative photo with no much of art aspect or even quality. The 50s album “My Pussy Belongs To Dady” on Becon records is still regarded as the worst album cover of all time.