Joe Jackson is a true rockstar. And nothing complements the rockstar vibe like album covers. For some, album covers are simply a visual that houses music, but for others, it’s a way to complete the auditory experience. Joe Jackson’s album covers are nothing short of iconic.
Steppin’ Out The Collection (The A&M Years 1979-89)
First up, we have the album cover for Steppin’ Out The Collection (The A&M Years 1979-89). The groovy font that spells out Joe Jackson’s name, coupled with the vibrant colors, screams the 80s. Joe Jackson is pictured wearing a suit, standing with his arms folded with an expression that exudes confidence. The album cover sets the tone for the collection and accurately captures the essence of the era.
FOOL (Joe Jackson)
The album cover for FOOL (Joe Jackson) is quite the contrast from Steppin’ Out The Collection. It features Joe Jackson sitting in the middle of a stark, white background, holding a guitar. His picture is in black and white, a technique that makes the artist the focal point of the album cover. The album’s title is written in a handwritten font, which adds a personal touch to the cover. The overall aesthetic of the album cover mirrors the album’s theme – raw and vulnerable.
Next, we have Joe Jackson’s COLLECTED album cover. The album cover features Joe Jackson in a candid shot, sitting on a stool in front of a microphone. The image is in black and white, which once again makes the artist the focal point of the album cover. The album’s title is written in a bold, sans-serif font, which gives a modern edge to the album. The simplicity of the album cover is a deliberate move, as it channels the focus towards the music rather than the aesthetics.