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Inspired by Music

I do a lot of website design work, but I often find that looking at different mediums can help to fuel my creativity a bit further. I find that looking at product packaging design, physical print design and posters can all help to improve how I look at and work on design for the web, and helps me to come at design decisions from a different angle. Album artwork is one of my favourite things to look at when I need to give my creativity a boost. There are so many different design directions that you can go in when crafting an album cover that it’s refreshing to see how different artists have done it.

I’ve collected some of my favourite examples of stunning, unusual and interesting album artwork to help get you inspired too. Some of these pieces are genuine covers, while others are fan made reimaginings – but in each case they’ve been designed with great care and attention, and each one has been designed to suit the mood and theme of the music.

01-album

Source: http://www.polystudio.ca/projects/two-crown-king/

 

02-album

Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Sunsleepers/8780945

 

03-album

Source: http://dribbble.com/shots/926940-Head-North

 

04-album

Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Pearl-Jam-Album-Art/9932313

 

05-album

Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Fabrizio-De-Andre-OCEANO/9333675

 

07-album

Source: http://dribbble.com/shots/974602-PDR-Album-Singles-gif

 

08-album

Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/tom-kline/9953005

 

09-album

Source: http://designspiration.net/image/1100931844080/

 

10-album

Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Experimental-Muse-Music-Cover-2/1202091

 

11-album

Source: http://designspiration.net/image/1100931844082/

 

12-album

Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Carl-Nunes-Ale-Q-Through-The-Night-Single-Cover/7596943

 

13-album

Source: http://dribbble.com/shots/732238-CD-Cover/attachments/69907

 

14-album

Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Story-of-Light/9756693

 

15-album

Source: http://dribbble.com/shots/1185834-The-Current-New-Colors

Have you found any examples of creative, inspiring and interesting album artwork that you’d like to share? Let us know what you’ve found in the comments!

Dan writes for gift experts The Handpicked Collection and The Handpicked Foodstore. Outside of work, he enjoys studying graphic and web design and is learning to code.

About the Author, Dan Robinson

Dan writes for gift experts The Handpicked Collection and The Handpicked Foodstore. Outside of work he enjoys studying graphic and web design and is learning to code.
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