From the psychedelic album art of the 1960s to the minimalist designs of today, album covers have been a vital part of music history. But there’s more to these covers than meets the eye. A growing number of books are exploring the art, design, and cultural significance of album covers, providing a fascinating glimpse into this intricate world.
The Record Books
One such book is The Record Books, which takes a deep dive into the art of album cover design. Featuring stunning full-color illustrations and insightful analysis, this book explores the evolution of album covers from its earliest days to its current state. The book also includes interviews with some of the most influential album cover designers of the past century, providing a unique perspective on the creative process.
Album Covers as Pelican Books
Album Covers as Pelican Books is another captivating book that explores the intersection of album art and literature. Based on the iconic Pelican Books design, this book features classic album covers reimagined as Pelican-style books. The result is a stunning collection of visually arresting images that highlights the extraordinary power of album cover design.
Six Books for Album Cover Junkies
For serious album cover enthusiasts, Six Books for Album Cover Junkies is a must-read. This book covers the most innovative and groundbreaking album covers of all time, from the 1950s to the present day. With stunning illustrations and insightful commentary, this book offers a comprehensive look at the art form and the cultural movements that have inspired it.