Carrying on in the Vinyl theme - The Art work was just as important to selling the Band/Artist and the music.
Any of you have favourites ? I know i have, such as the people at Hypnosis & Roger Dean, to name two, who transformed the art form. IMO
The Dark Side of the Moon has got to be the most recognizable album cover Gabygasper. It's become part of the culture in a way, probably in other countries as well.
@brack, I'd always thought the prism design was credited to Storm Thorgerson alone who did the artwork on Division Bell (also one of my faves), but I see now he was part of Hypgnosis, a group of artists. Thanks for that info. Here is another of my favourite albums:
Betty Swanwick had originally painted "The Dream" without the park bench apparently, but Genesis wanted to include it for a reference to a song. Her art is so lovely, ethereal & textured at the same time. I used to stare at this album cover too : ). This is a great discussion!