Hello and welcome to "The Cover Up", a blog which I will be using to explore the artists, designers and photographers behind album packaging that interests me. I will try to write as much info as I can find. In a time when people don't remember vinyl and are about to forget CDs, preferring soulless MP3 downloads without gratification of having a beautiful album insert to flip through, I feel that it is important to recognize the visual aspect of music.
Who am I? I'm an art student at Virginia Commonwealth University with a heavy interest in music. My art blog is here if you happen to be interested.


  1. I love the idea of this blog.

  2. yo. this is stephanie, you know, the quiet one. I'm not sure if you do a lot of CDs, but in light of your observation about where music packaging is going, I think you should look at, if you can find it, the album when by vincent gallo. I can show it to you if you want. it's a cd packaged like an album. very cool.

    as for covers, my all time favorite has to be herb alpert's whipped cream and other delights. re-whipped has a cool cover too, but not as good as the original, in my opinion.

    heh. I also have a couple of those little feat albums you were talking about. the one with the creepy chick and the accordion. also one with some freaky tomatoes.