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Muscle ‘n Flo: Friend or Foe

The bright red, yellow and white among the otherwise gray and black illustration really make this cover pop. Being so jam-packed with characters and scenes, this cover will likely be looked at over and over again by the owner.


Gallows: Belly of the Shark

The superb color palette, fine details and strokes make this artwork a pleasure to look at. Certainly one of the more inspirational covers.


Hard-Fi: Once Upon a Time in the West

This is a clever and rather cheeky cover. The big “No Cover Art” typography could easily be mistaken for the album’s title, but it isn’t. Other than that, a great minimalist idea.


Pixies: Doolittle

This vintage-style cover art uses rust textures with strong noisy lines and faded photographs to produce an awesome result. The art is a kind of digital collage, mixing stamp lettering with photographs, textures and digital lines.


The Roots: Things Fall Apart

This cover is easily the most emotionally charged in this showcase, with a high-contrast action shot that captures a dramatic moment, fitting the album’s title well.


Bjork: Medulla

All of Bjork’s albums are photographic, and also very minimalist usually with minimal typography, if any at all. The photographs are always incredibly, as is this one, but never quite “perfect”: notice how the model (Bjor...



Jerry Goodman: Ariel

A really great piece of album art that has a superb retro feel, with a high level of noise and subtle texture.


Cuerpo Meridian: 69

This abstract piece combines analog and digital elements to produce an interesting and slightly odd cover.


Circa Survive: Juturna

This is fantastic artwork. The piece was painted at an angle that throws off all proportion, making us look at least twice (and more).


Black Light Burns: “Cruel Melody”

A truly fantastic piece of art that works great as an album cover. The depth of the highlights and shadows makes this painting stand out from the rest, even those that use the latest and “greatest” technology.