The Coolest Record Covers You’ve Never Seen

Contemporary Artists Reimagine Iconic Album Artwork

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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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