Album covers used to be funky. Take a look at some of these 60s and 70s record sleeves and you’ll see what we mean. No self-indulgent artist portraits and heavily retouched photographs here. Nowadays, with the popularity of buying single songs, you might not even know what its album art looks like. Which is a shame, especially if they’re as richly illustrated as the ones pictured. The vintage colour combinations, the repetition of elements, not to mention the swirls, hearts and rainbows, bring to mind a simpler, if not stranger, time. Or are they just things you’d see in a drug-fueled haze?
Text by L. Kimberly Leung
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