Discussion Album/Single Cover Designs

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Brownlow Medallist
Sep 19, 2007
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
In terms of something that works as a standalone piece which is striking and deceptively subtle, visually and conceptually, it's hard to go past:

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For marketing mastery, late-90s girl groups and boy bands is where it's at. Spice Girls' second album, which is just different enough from the first without taking any risk of abandoning the successful gimmick, might be the best example.

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In 1973, looking back at what was the norm and how band logos were used, this was ahead of its time:

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And a few personal favourites of something generic or cliched being slightly twisted to perfectly encapsulate the album's mood and/or themes.

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Love BTO albums. Four Wheel Drive is sick

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Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 5, 2018
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Chicago Blackhawks Melb Renegades

Absolutely love this one. One of the most beautiful looking pieces of art in my vinyl collection.

Some other favourites. All varying reasons. Some for being exactly what you see. Others for relating beautifully to the album theme or change in direction of particular artist.

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Apr 6, 2020
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The Void

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