20+ Creative Album Cover Designs for Inspiration

The graphic design industry has flourished before our eyes, and there’s no doubt of how it has changed the perception of our world. However, there is one form of graphic design that is often forgotten: album cover design.

Album covers are of the most inspirational forms of design there is. With the rise of the Internet, we don’t buy CD’s often enough anymore to view their creative covers, and are thus forcing out an entire genre of graphic design. To regain that source of inspiration, here are more than 20 of the best album covers out there.

Michael Jackson

kanye West

Joss Stone

Genji Siraisi

Roots Manuva


Elvis Presley

TheUsed

Madonna

Bow Wow

Rolling Stones

Mika

Gnarls Barkley

Lenny Kravitz

The Beatles

Prince

Gwen Stefani

Coldplay

Pink

Maroon5

CD

CD

CD

Written By Nina

Haneen (Nina) Krimly is a 19 year old freelance blogger, photographer and designer. She's the main owner of Junkiee.Net. Nina is an Adobe certified associate for Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. She is currently a full time student in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Twitter | Flickr | DeviantART)

6 Comments

  1. Dzinepress

    August 25th, 2009 at 03:43 am

    i really like jose stone and maroon 5, all others also very nice but both really really amazing for me atleast. thanks

  2. Nina

    August 25th, 2009 at 02:07 pm

    You’re most welcome :)

  3. Ali

    January 29th, 2010 at 06:35 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this. It’s good to remember that music isn’t just about the music but about the artwork that is included to enhance the listener’s experience.

    My biggest problem with music moving to internet is not that no one is buying CDs anymore and therefore the middleman (businesses) are lost, but that album art is disappearing!! Even if you get the “enhanced” download from iTunes with a .pdf of the art, it’s just not the same as opening up your CD and exploring the artwork in space, and interacting with it as you listen to the music, reading the lyrics and whatnot. Sitting at a computer staring at it just doesn’t seem to give the same effect.

  4. Leland Osbey

    March 13th, 2011 at 03:00 pm

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back in the future. Many thanks

  5. Hamish McBay

    April 17th, 2012 at 09:08 am

    There is a lot to think about when choosing a website or graphics design agency to employ if you want a website. I for one have been down this path and picked Rouge Media, and I suggest they might be worth a look?

  6. Maggie May

    April 24th, 2012 at 04:29 am

    Choosing a firm to employ when you want a some graphics work is a difficult thing. These days there are more of these businesses out there than you think, and it can get truly confusing. The only real way of picking the right one is to see their previous works, contact them and if you can some of their other customers. My friend needed one near London in the UK and she picked Rouge Media. They are certainly worth inspection

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