Would Sgt. Pepper's be exactly the same without Peter Blake's cover ? At a time when full-length records do not mean much any longer and album covers even less, I found interesting to make a website on sleeve design. Long before videos, record covers were the visual embodiment of music, a way to put images on sound. I remember having spent hours as a teenager detailing the cover of records while listening to them. Later on, I realised that some of them had things in common in their design, revealing either a mere sign of the times or a more deliberate connection. Some records even obviously copied famous sleeves, as a tribute or as a mockery. Here is a collection of record covers I came across, which share some common visual features.

The first never mind

The Sex Pistols

Never Mind the Bollocks (yellow/pink) (1977)

Die Roten Rosen

Never Mind the Hosen (1987)

Les Sex Bidochons

On s'en Bat les Couilles (1989)

The Sex Pistols

Never Mind the Bollocks (pink/green) (1977)

Opium Jukebox

Never Mind the Bhangra (2002)

Mash Pashm

Never Mind the Balkans (2009)

United Nations

Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures (2010)

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