Mapping the Internet: Album Covers

There are lots of cover art sites on the Internet. The Cover Art Archive seems to be encyclopedic, but it’s not intuitive to navigate.

Album Cover Art Gallery
All albums represented on these pages have been carefully selected from my ever growing personal collection of music. Although the intent is to share the wealth of diverse art gracing the covers of vinyl records, I have included a few select CDs, cassettes and even a reel-to-reel tape or two. You’ll find both classic albums and some you’ve never seen, artists both familiar and foreign. The music ranges from jazz, rock, punk, a little country, some show tunes, various artist collections and some hard to describe items as well.

Big Mama Thornton

artnet news
The Top 12 Album Covers Designed by Famous Artists. Another take on great album covers from outside the music media. This is an art blog and it presents covers that for a change are not readily available.

Cover Art Archive
The Cover Art Archive is a joint project between the Internet Archive and MusicBrainz, whose goal is to make cover art images available to everyone on the Internet in an organised and convenient way.

Images in the archive are curated by the MusicBrainz community and go through a peer review process to ensure that they are correct, free of spam and of the best quality. If you would like to contribute cover art, create a MusicBrainz account and follow the guide.

Design Bloq
The 20 best, as seen through the eyes of a design blog.

LP Cover Lover
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs.