Album covers can define a band or artist almost as much as the music itself. Sure, the sounds are certainly the most essential element, but you can't ignore the role of cover art in making a brilliant album.
Originally a protective sleeve for the fragile goods below, the album cover soon evolved into an area of artistic expression in its own right. Strong album covers make a statement, entice the listener, and create a first impression but with the rise of digital music, the great art of the record sleeve is under threat.
We want to celebrate the best in album design so you can put these great images on your wall as well as in your record collection. Our album art collection includes some of the most iconic and memorable record covers ever made including a fantastic selection of Storm Thorgerson classics and alternative versions.
Our favourite prints include Queen Queen 2 by Mick Rock, David Bowie Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy, Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced by Karl Ferris, and The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads by Gered Mankowitz.
You can check out our full collection of album cover prints below, and also view our online exhibition The Art of the Record: A celebration of music's greatest album art by clicking the link.