The Art of the Record: A celebration of music's greatest album art
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 cover for the fragile goods below, the album sleeve soon evolved into an area of artistic expression in its own right. Strong album covers make a statement, entice the listener, 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 this great art on your wall as well as in your record collection. Our collection includes some of the most iconic and memorable covers ever made including a fantastic selection of Storm Thorgerson classics and alternative versions. Enjoy!
We hoped you've enjoyed our online exhibition 'The Art of the Record'. If you want to put one of music's iconic images on your wall, then see below to buy any of the prints featured in the exhibition or other classic images from our Album Covers Collection.