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The Art of the Record Cover – 20 Iconic Designs

11.  Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

Stark and beautiful this is one of the most easily identifiable covers of all time.


12.  Queen II

This cover was before Queen were superstars and rumor has it they were uncomfortable putting themselves so ‘front and centre”, however history shows this image helped propel them to superstardom.


13.  Nevermind – Nirvana

No explanation needed here, this image very clearly speaks for itself.

14.  Nevermind the Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols

In explaining the artwork the designer said he had no interest in putting the band on the cover of the Sex Pistols’ only record – “They were ugly anyway”.  Instead he went for a design inspired by a ransom note!  

15.  The Freewheelin’ – Bob Dylan

Critic Janet Maslin described this cover perfectly as “a photograph that inspired countless young men to hunch their shoulders, look distant, and let the girl do the clinging”.  Very cool!  




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