These album covers designed by famous artists are some of the most compelling album artworks of all time. These bands and singers didn’t settle for just any look when designing their album covers; they enlisted some of the most famous artists of all time. So check out these album covers designed by famous artists to see how they stack up with more traditional artwork.
1. The Velvet Underground – the Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico is one of the most well known album covers designed by famous artists. Andy Warhol designed the banana used for the album artwork and it has become an iconic symbol. Even if you’ve never heard of The Velvet Underground, chances are you’ve seen this banana. A select number of albums were released with the banana as a pull off sticker that revealed a peeled banana underneath. Either way, this cover by Andy Warhol is not just one of the greatest album covers designed by a famous artist, it is one of the greatest album covers of all time.