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40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs



Music is everything, without music life would be strangely different. Music motivates, and inspires people all over the world. Being a huge part of our media intake, music is almost a need rather than a want. Yes we all have different taste in music, often arguing about whom or what is better.  However when it comes down to it, we can all agree that music is awesome!

Current State of the Music Industry

Even thou the music industry is strongly trying to fight piracy; it’s loosing the fight vastly. Physical CD sales are still alive, but will soon be replaced with the digital format. Currently we have many useful sources where we can get our music from. Places like iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, Walmart, offer an incredible variety of music content that is ready to be downloaded whenever you want. By making the songs as cheap as $1, consumers are able to download whatever hit singles they please. A huge issue the record companies have with this, is that less and less people are buying full albums. People often buy the top radio hits, and make their very own custom CD.

There are many problems and issues that are currently going on. One thing is for sure however, album cover design will stay alive forever.  I cannot see any artist selling his/her music without any visual image. Even when CD’s will die out, we will still have album cover artwork on our digital media enabled devices.

CD Cover Tips and Tricks

Whenever you are designing an album cover, keep in mind it will be in physical and digital format. Starting the design in CMYK mode for the physical cover is vital. Later on you can convert the artwork to RBG color mode for the digital copy. It’s very important to keep RBG and CMYK color modes in mind because bright colors won’t look the same in CMYK mode when printed.

It’s a great idea to know in which direction you are headed. You will need to ask the band/artist if they have any ideas at mind for the cover art. If they do, you can always explore further, get inspiration, and create a wonderful design that everybody is happy with. On the other side however, you will be in full control of the cover art. To insure the best outcome spend a great amount of time researching, drawing down ideas, and letting your inner creativity come out.

Conclusion

Designers like you will need to work very hard on the album cover, in order to produce a memorable image in the consumer’s mind. Being different is key, unless the artist asked for it, don’t do the usual portrait of the band/artist looking away. This method has been done millions of times, and frankly is getting pretty boring. Instead try to go into a territory where others have not gone. Yes it’s risky, but the rewards are massive! Remember that music is art and so is design, these two elements go hand in hand. Once again we can’t judge a book by its cover, but an average consumer might. For that exact reason, it’s better to have an attractive cover.

Inspiration

Today we have collected some wonderful examples of album cover designs. For this collection we did not gather the most popular/famous album cover art. Instead we decided to find awesome designs that you probably haven’t seen. We think it’s a better approach and believe you will gain more inspiration that way. Without further ado, we hope you will enjoy this awesome collection!

Too lazy to scroll? Don’t worry, to make this even easier we created a video featuring all the designs mentioned below!

 

1. Death Metal

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2. Phoenix

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3. What is & What Was

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4. Make Do And Mend

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5. Vessels – Helioscope

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6. KREATOR

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7. Among Criminals

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8. Connect the Dots

stacy01 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

9. Only Every Time

grad101 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

10. Wrecked Angles

AE1 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

11. Laser Hannon

Laser Hannon1 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

12. Frank Popp – Receiver

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13. Leave Yourself Behind

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14. This is the End

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15. Arrhythmia

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16. Girl With a Boy’s Name

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17. Generator. Operator. Destroyer.

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18. Wormwood

AS Wormwood AB Cover Flat1 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

19. Invictus Album illustration

HSB31 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

20. Things We Wish We Knew

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21. GON

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22. AM To AM

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23. Rebellion

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24. Beauty is a Black Hole

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25. The Farthest Reaches

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26. Vessels – White Fields and Open Devices

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27. Minnesota Beatle Project

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28. This Will Be The Death of Us

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29. Montgomery On My Mind

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30. Kiss My Sass

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31. Prior To The Fire

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32. Eternal

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33. Full Blown Chaos

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34. Sick Of Sacrifice

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35. Ten Live

tenlives1 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

36. Domestique

GS DomestiqueCover1 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

37. A day to remember

adtr11 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

38. Cassiopeia

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39. No Time To Bleed

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40. Fur Elise

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 40 Remarkable Band Based Album Cover Designs

Igor Ovsyannykov

Igor Ovsyannykov is a 21 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

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10 Comments

  1. Gafas says:

    Top 3
    27. Minnesota Beatle Project
    4. Make Do And Mend
    1. Death Metal

  2. Musa says:

    Wonderful designs. love them all but the best of all in my views is “This is the End”. Beautiful one. Thanx very much for all that.

  3. John Hayward says:

    great set of album art, especially like the AM To AM cover. Great Stuff :)

  4. Awesome designs. All designs are great But the best one is “no time to bleed”.

  5. Very special unique design. Awesome HK mpf

  6. Great collection of designs…some very nice concepts represented. Love the detail of the typography…too often overlooked but well represented with this group!

  7. Jordy Ringeling says:

    I have to correct your, number 38 is Elvenking with the album “Red Silent Tides”. Look it up ;)

  8. Stefan says:

    I urge to have that cover of 8 fulstrike leave yourself behind. I need a good quality picture of at least 600×600. HEEEEELLLLP!!! Yup Im cllecting CD covers so what :)))

  9. Design & Graphics always inspires me. And these are definitely awesome. I particularly like the one that says “Want for Destruction”.

  10. Maarten says:

    Nice list of album designs. A lot of illustrative stuff though, perhaps some older photographic record designs would’ve been neat additions here as well. Nevertheless; nice list up! Great to see some work by Jeff Finley in there too!

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