2012 Album Covers of the Year

In our 2012 Album Covers of the Year feature, we once again get our hands on everyone we can. Through interviews with designers, musicians, labels, and plenty of others, we take a close look at just how many hands are in the pot when it comes to the album artwork process.

Inside this feature are 98 album covers spanning a wide array of sonic and visual styles, each selected for its own unique contribution to the world. They are not ranked; instead, they are broken down into sections based on conceptual underpinnings or artistic mediums, and then are displayed on spectrums.

Get started by navigating into any of these six sections:
Geometric & Pattern-Based
Classically-Influenced
Narrative & Symbolic
Photography & Manipulations
Painting & Illustration
Collage, Sculpture & Mixed Media

You can also see last year’s at 2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art

 

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  • [...] work for the two new Spires That In The Sunset Rise LP & the Guardian Alien LP made REDEFINE’s album cover [...]

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  • Believers | tylercpowell.com February 14, 2014

    […] simpler approach. ¬†Though it wasn’t as originally intended, it did get mention as one of the top album covers of the year by Redefine Magazine. ¬†As the follow-up album was written in a similar era, we stuck with the aesthetic a second […]

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