Album Art


He topped Triple J’s Hottest 100 with his Thrift Shop tune which generated more than 68 million views to it’s film clip on Youtube. Yet, as uncool as it is to say, this is the first time I had heard of Macklemore or heard the song. The reason I’m posting it here on Sleevage is […]


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Album: Zipper Catches Skin
Artist: Alice Cooper

While putting together the Fist album collection I noticed this cover from Alice Cooper and was surprised by such a progressive cover for an artist like himself. Even more surprised it was released in the 1980s. Where are the crazy colours, geometric shapes and big loud type?

Album: Pretty Hate Machine 2010
Artist: Nine Inch Nails
Cover Artist: Rob Sheridan

I was lucky enough to catch this tweet by Rob Sheridan. An interesting fact about Rob is that he was hired after Trent liked his fan site! Source “I had the honor of reimagining the artwork of @nineinchnails’ classic “Pretty Hate Machine” for its upcoming re-issue:“ I was less interested in the cover itself […]

The image of a fist is a universal sign of aggression, power and defiance yet there was a significant lack of albums featuring fists. I thought we’d be trawling through hundreds but it seems we have just the few seen below. It’s no mistake that most of the bands are metal and only one has […]

Album: Amazing Abstract Album Covers from the 1950s
Cover Artist: Various

I find it so hard to believe that these covers are 50+ years old. Some of them look downright modern. The following six covers were chosen by David Day who own Jive Time Records in Seattle, WA. He also runs an amazing blog called Project Thirty-Three which is worth a bookmark. If you ever get […]

Album: New Ameryka Part Two (Return of the Ankh)
Artist: Erykah Badu
Cover Artist: Emek

Israeli-born illustrator Emek is one of the talents keeping poster art alive. Described by Henry Rollins as the “thinking man’s poster artist”, Emek continues many of the traditions of 1960′s psychedelia. His work is always hand drawn and heavily layered, mashing the political and personal; the organic and technical.

Album: Ladyhawke
Artist: Ladyhawke
Cover Artist: Sarah Larnach

Pip Brown, the New Zealand-born multi-instrumentalist better known as Ladyhawke, has overcome a fair bit of misfortune in her young life. At the age of ten she was diagnosed with a disease called erysipeloid, which is common in seagulls but hadn’t been seen in humans in 20 years. If that’s not bad enough, she’s allergic […]

Album: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Cover Artist: Stefan Sagmeister
Design Studio: Sagmeister Inc,.

If popular culture has taught us anything, it’s that we should never trust suburban bliss. Whether it’s in classic films like American Beauty and Blue Velvet or small screen hits like Desperate Housewives, manicured lawns and picket fences are invariably a front for dysfunctions, neurosis and murder.

Album: Person Pitch
Artist: Panda Bear
Cover Artist: Agnes Montgomery, Rob Carmicheal
Design Studio: Seen Studio

Agnes Montgomery is a Philadelphia-based artist that works in collage. Her work has been been getting heaps of attention since she was tapped by Animal Collective member Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) to create the cover art for his highly-acclaimed solo release Person Pitch (2007).