Wired.com recently posted an article that examined the greatest album covers of all time. Diecuts, real zippers, gatefolds, mini books and flesh-colored bananas are all here, but these elements don’t mean anything unless they are backed up by a solid concept that is well executed. Enter Andy Warhol, The Beatles and Storm Thorgerson.
The 1960’s and 70’s ushered in a real respect for album artwork and illustrated how potent packaging could be. Compelling, competent ideas never go out of style.