As part of our effort to bring you closer to the people that create great album cover art, we’ll be posting (look to the right-hand column on every page to see our latest posts), on a regular basis, a series of interviews which will give you, the music and art fan, a look at “The Making Of” the illustrations, photographs and designs of many of the most-recognized and influential images that have served to package and promote your all-time-favorite recordings.
In each feature interview, we’ll meet the artists, designers and photographers who produced these works of art and learn what motivated them, what processes they used, how they collaborated (or fought) with the musical acts, their management, their labels, etc. – all of the things that influenced the final product you saw then and still see today.
We hope that you enjoy these looks behind the scenes of the music-related art business and that you’ll share your stories with us and fellow fans about what role these works of art – and the music they covered – played in your lives.
To view some of Mike Goldstein’s older interviews (2006 – 2011), link on over to our old RockPoP blog on Typepad and use the handy “search” function to find one. There are over 50 interviews in our archives there featuring some of the biggest names in the album art world.
All images featured in these stories are used with permission of the artist interviewees. All rights are reserved. Except as noted, all other text Copyright 2012 – 2016 – Mike Goldstein & Album Cover Hall of Fame.com (www.albumcoverhalloffame.com) – All rights reserved.