Fans have always noticed and appreciated the righteous cover art on their favorite artists’ albums. The packaging of the music has been nearly as important as the music inside. One only has to think Abbey Road, and never again does the thought that the cover merely houses the music. In today’s market, if a signed album cover from a significant artist or group is available for sale, it can sell for thousands of US dollars.
Cover art graphic designers come from all over. They are artists who specialize in designing album covers, but also dabble in T-shirt design and other paraphernalia for the music industry. Along with the wide variety of musical genres, also comes the number of widely diverse graphic designers. Different designers for the assortment of types of music act as the bridge crane between the expression of the musicians’ sound and the visual first impression on the face of the product.