by YouTheDesigner . June 14th, 2011
Album artwork is a venue where both musician and designer express themselves. It is an important means of presenting music to audiences in a visual sense. With the fast rising influence of the Internet, many people now settle for downloading digital music instead of an actual album; thus, they miss the magic that one can only find in an actual CD and its elaborate casing. With the real thing, you get to see, feel and appreciate the album more.
Many people buy CDs because of the music, yet for some, they buy for the visuals. It is good to note that album covers should do more than just display something about the artist and the tracks. It should also help sell the album and at the same time make the enthusiast feel good about the purchase. An album artwork may be in a form of image, illustration, typography or whatever way the artist thinks could convey the message behind his music. As a source of inspiration, we now showcase some very good album covers and artworks. Enjoy these works of art!
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