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.

Big white star

Neil Young

Hawks and Doves (1980)

Stone Temple Pilots

N°4 (1999)

Zabranjeno Pušenje

Muzej Revolucije (2009)

On top of the world

Eddie Vedder

Music for the Motion Picture Into the Wild (2007)

The Derek Trucks Band

Already Free (2009)


Sven Libaek, Ron & Val Taylor

Inner Space (1973)


Today Forever EP (1991)

Elio e le Storie Tese

Eat the Phikis (1996)

Faith No More

The Very Best Definitive Ultimate

Greatest Hits Collection (2009)

Black Mountain

Wilderness Heart (2010)

Savas & Sido

Royal Bunker (2017)