Album Covers with Eye-Catching Typography
It is hard to imagine the design world without typography since it has undoubtedly influenced the major development and establishment of design trends today. This post includes thirty inspirational examples of famous CD album covers that will surely inspire you with their excellent typography. [fblike] It's interesting to see how different typefaces are used for different music tastes. Of course it's not only the typography of your favourite CD that can boost your inspiration but also listening to your favourite songs as well. What's your favourite CD album cover? What makes a CD album cover eye-catching? Share your thoughts with us below! No Doubt - Rock Steady Portishead - Third The Starting Line - Direction Lee Morgan – The Rumproller Green Day – American Idiot TV on the Radio - Dear Science Linkin Park – Minutes To Midnight Tiger Lou – Partial Print A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms Daft Punk - Discovery Beck - The Information Pink Floyd - The Wall Low - Drums and Guns Matmos - The Civil War Nirvana - Nirvana AC DC - Back in Black Bon Jovi - Have a Nice Day Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die Frank Zappa – Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Theory Of A Deadman – Self-Titled Gotan Project - Tango 3.0 Metallica – Master Of Puppets Rolling Stones - Forty Lick Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown Radiohead - In Rainbows The Clash - London Calling Paramore RIOT John Mayer - Continuum Hard-Fi – Once Upon a Time in the West More Inspirational Sources:
- 35 Beautiful Music Album Covers - Album cover art is often considered to be one of the “extincted” fields in modern graphics design. In times when digital copies are cheaper and quicker to get, album covers have somehow lost their importance as less and less customers actually buy CDs and LPs in the stores. [...]
- 100 Obscure and Remarkable CD Covers - While recording artists and bands are busy recording their albums, a separate effort is usually being made behind the scenes to plan for the launch, promotion and circulation of the new tracks. The creation of CD cover art is an intergral part of this process.
A GIGANTIC dose of inspiration..
Awesome collection. I’ve always loved that Sex Pistols cover!
Yeah, quite inspiring. But what’s so inspiring? :)
To me — fonts on the web today look more like an average of these:
No Doubt – Rock Steady
Portishead – Third
Lee Morgan – The Rumproller
Linkin Park – Minutes To Midnight
Nirvana – Nirvana (minimalism)
AC DC – Back in Black (minimalism)
Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die (m)
Paramore RIOT (m)
But when someone would use something like of
Radiohead – In Rainbows —
then the professionalism of an artist would be immediately questioned. Sure, Radiohead with it’s popularity and style, could afford just not to care about the global opinion, and do something against the rules?…
It’s interesting to see how the different styles of typography not only represent the music but how some styles are now so recognisable they instantly represent a whole genre of music and everything that music represents. The most obvious example is the Sex Pistols album cover. I believe the uneven, anarchic typography now represents the entire punk movement. Another personal favourite of mine is the Pink Floyd album cover for the wall. Gerald Scarfes typography again is a great example of how typography can represent a period in music. The variety of styles is also apparent from the heavy metal style typeface of the Metallica cover to the clean and simple font used on the Hard-Fi cover. Each one I think successfully portrays the music and has became an integral part of it.
Always thought that the Paramore cover was a takeoff of the No Doubt cover…
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