David Bowie is known for many things. From his ever-changing persona to his experimental music, the late artist was a pioneer in every sense of the word. However, one aspect of Bowie’s artistry that shouldn’t be overlooked are his remarkable album covers.
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
The cover of Bowie’s 1980 album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) is as enigmatic as the artist himself. Featuring a striking red and white portrait of Bowie with his eyes covered with a stylized stripe, the cover hints at the album’s themes of paranoia and fear.
The 10 Best Covers Albums To Own On Vinyl
Last year, Vinyl Me, Please named Bowie’s covers album, Pin Ups, as one of the 10 best cover albums to own on vinyl. The album, which features Bowie covering songs from ’60s British bands like The Who and The Rolling Stones, has a striking cover that features Bowie in a Ziggy Stardust-like jumpsuit, posing in front of a life-sized target board.
26 Revealing Stories Behind David Bowie’s Incredible Album Cover
This insightful article on Esquire.com offers a glimpse into the making of some of Bowie’s most iconic covers. Included are the stories behind the Aladdin Sane cover (inspired by a Marlene Dietrich portrait) and the Heroes cover (shot in Berlin with the wall as the backdrop).