The Coolest Record Covers You’ve Never Seen

Contemporary Artists Reimagine Iconic Album Artwork


If you grew up listening to LP records or CDs, you probably remember the art on your favorite album. In today’s era of downloads, you don’t see more than a smallish digital image; it hardly merits a second glance at the screen. But in “Thirty-Three and a Third” at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles, album art is back in a big way.

The exhibition features the work of more than 100 illustrators and designers who reinterpreted an existing album cover—or came up with a brand new image inspired by the …

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