Welcome to the Album Cover Hall of Fame

Thanks for visiting our Home Page, and welcome!

To read our latest album cover news-related headline summaries (updated the first of every month, with news flashes published as they occur), please either click here or scroll to the bottom of this page to view our Facebook news feed.

A new class of Inductees is chosen each November by a panel of art, music, marketing and packaging experts. To read about the Album Cover Hall of Fame’s Class of Inductees for 2018, click here

Through the establishment of this Hall of Fame, we strive to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact in the ongoing development and advancement of rock and roll album cover and package-related design, illustration, art direction and photography.

Our goal is to present interesting info and stories about album cover design, art, illustration and photography – and in-depth info on the people that create it – hoping that this sparks conversations among album cover art fans like you.

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To see examples of well-curated personal collections of album cover art, take a look at our “Featured Fan Collections” area (via the Search drop-down menu) where you’ll find articles on the personal portfolios assembled by some of the top personalities in the Album Cover Art-making/marketing world.

Scholars and fans of “the art of the album cover” have garnered their resources to establish the Album Cover Art Hall of Fame Voting Committee (a voting body consisting of experts in the fields of packaging design, illustration, photography and music product marketing) whose goal is to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact in the ongoing development and advancement of Rock, Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop (and related genre) album cover-related design, illustration and photography by inducting them into this Hall of Fame.

More info, interviews and news than any other similar site

As part of our effort to bring you closer to the people that create great album cover art, our editors are working hard to provide in-depth information on the people – past and present – that earn their living producing great album art: Biographies, portfolios, news headlines and links to relevant sites, blogs and related media (see our latest headlines in our Facebook feed, available via this link).

Please take a moment to register to receive our email newsletter and to be able to vote in the public categories of the ACHOF – it is through your ongoing efforts and support that we will be able to continue to recognize and honor the talented people whose works have become an unmistakable part of the Pop Culture fabric. Enjoy your visit – we’re working every day to add more information in every category, so come back often!

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5 responses to “Welcome to the Album Cover Hall of Fame

  1. Jack l Rayment

    Who designed Surrealistic Pillow album cover??

  2. Hello and thanks for your question. The album was released in 1963 by RCA Victor Records and features photography by Ken Whitmore who, interestingly, was the first photographer to win a Best Album Cover Grammy Award back in 1965. Since RCA is part of Sony Music, I’d assume that they own the copyrights to all of the associated imagery. I’d contact them at their offices in New York City to see if a license would be available. Hope this helps – Mike G

  3. Do you have a message board or another means where I get pose a question and request feedback? Thanks.

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