Stereogum’s Michael Nelson examines one of the tragedies concerning the decrease in vinyl production, album covers. Giving well-earned nods to Andy Warhol and Storm Thorgerson,in R.I.P Storm Thorgerson, for being irreplaceably influential in music art.
Thorgerson’s most famous work is the cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, perhaps the most recognizable album cover ever created. But Thorgerson was behind nearly every image in Floyd’s discography; he also created artwork for Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, and many others.
Without a doubt the replacement of original art with photo shopped band photographs leaves much to be desired.