Sunday, April 15, 2012

Simplistic Album Covers

Went on a search for examples of simplistic album covers. Covers that have few elements with a nice composition. Sometimes simple gets the message across. They can sometimes be the most memorable, for instance in the case of Pink Floyd's album cover. Whenever you see that graphic, you immediately know where it came from and who it represents. Here are a few examples:

This one is simple, yet the text of the band and album name stands out. The colours really work together to create a great album cover artwork piece. 

This one represents the band well, and would be easy to transfer to other promotional material, such as t-shirts and other items, and a website could easily be created to this style. 

Not much needs to be said about this one. In this case, the band is so well known, that the band's logo is all that is needed. And for Back in Black, what other colour but black needs to be used?

Same thing here. It's Pink Floyd. I love this one. 

Very simple, but very dynamic. There is a lot of movement in this piece for the size of it. This one was very well designed. The colours were well chosen and the shading looks great. 

1 comment:

  1. Laura, you brought up an interesting point about the Avenged Sevenfold album and how the artwork would transfer itself well to promotional material. I think this is something very important that some designers definitely keep in mind when designing a cover as it creates a consistent brand image for a group or artist.

    The more iconic covers such as the ones you've listed have are particularly good at applying themselves to other applications. There is no doubt that the prism on the Pink Floyd album has been used everywhere! The City and Colour cover even reminds me of a tattoo, definitely a more permanent application!