The Art of Music: What’s Your Favorite Album Cover?

In keeping with our mind-expanding creative discussion panel ”The Art of Music: Translating Sound to Sight” on November 6, AIGA SB’s inquiring minds want to know: what’s your favorite album cover? Favorite gig poster? Ever see an eye-catching image accompanying a review in Rolling Stone, Uncut, Spin, or Pitchfork? Show us!

We have yet to meet a designer—let alone any creative person—who doesn’t like music and isn’t fascinated by the intersection of sound and vision presented by album covers, gig posters, illustrations and more. For those of us who love to make art and make music, sonic visuals like these are probably what hooked us on design in the first place.

This isn’t a contest—it’s just for fun—but why wouldn’t you want to do it? Post your faves to the AIGA Santa Barbara Facebook page, or email it to We will be including all the covers in our slide show during the meet and greet time before the panel discussion!

By Keir DuBois
Published October 14, 2014
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