You have to create beauty to appreciate beauty.
Around here, we like to find the beauty in a lot of different things. Websites. Posters. Cars. Mexican food. Album covers.
Big emphasis on the album covers. We’ve mentioned it before and you can bet we’ll mention it again, but we dig music over here on the (Z) Coast.
Designing album art is a very different kind of design and we know when to take the time to appreciate something unique and inspiring. Albums represent a chapter in the artist’s life that often signals something worth remembering. It’s common courtesy, really.
A lot of emotion, time, energy, and money go into recording an album so you better believe just as much emotion, time, and energy (we won’t get into the money debate today) go into the art that graces the cover.
Album art designers are faced with communicating via a single image what most listeners will forever associate with the entire collection of songs on the artist’s album.
It’s not an easy task and it’s kind of a big deal.
So tonight, we’re taking the time to recognize some of our favorite album art. Art that we believe connects with its intended audience and relays a powerful message about the music waiting to be unleashed into our earbuds and change our lives forever.
We hope you enjoy the album covers below as much as we do. The music ain’t bad either.
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
Ryan Monbleau – I Was Just Leaving (2017)
The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love (2016)
B.B. King – One Kind Favor (2008)
Milo Greene – Milo Greene (2012)
Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (2015)
Lucius – Wildewomen (2014)
Eden – I Think You Think Too Much of Me (2016)
Years And Years – Communion (2016)
Music is the pulse our body craves to feel, touch, and generate art. Do you believe we love music yet? Good, because we would like to create your next album art, traffic-generating website, or marketing funnel. Z Coast Media is all about the vibes and in order to keep putting your sound out you need a plan to fund that adventure. Contact us today to reach your bands brand goals!