Posts Tagged ‘album covers

The American psychedelic rock band Portugal. The Man’s new album ‘In the Mountain in the Cloud‘ will be released July 12, 2011 and the album cover art, posters and the artists behind them deserves a piece of the spotlight all it’s own. One of the artists in question is none other than lead vocalists John [...]

Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover as we know it, which created a new graphic art form. In 1940, as Columbia Records’ young new art director, he pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took a chance with this concept, and within months its record sales increased [...]


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