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New Resource Article – Album Cover Art Credit Information – Top-Selling Albums of All Time

New Resource Article – Album Cover Credits Information for the Top-Selling Albums of All Time

Top 5 Best Selling Albums of All Time, Thriller, Michael Jackson, Eagles:Their Greatest Hits, Eagles, Greatest Hits Volume 1 & Volume 2, Billy Joel, The Wall, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin IV, album cover, ACHOF

Top 5 Best Selling Albums of All Time (L to R) – Thriller (Michael Jackson), Eagles:Their Greatest Hits (Eagles), Greatest Hits Volume 1 & Volume 2 (Billy Joel), The Wall (Pink Floyd) and Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin)

By Mike Goldstein, Curator, AlbumCoverHallofFame.com

Since the 1960s, there have been 27 record albums in the U.S. that have sold 15 million copies or more. Considering the number of times that the album cover images have been printed, I’m assuming that the artists that produced these images have to be among the most-popular in modern history, if “popularity” is measured in terms of the number of copies of an image that have been purchased as part of a package or alone on related merchandise.

With that being said, wouldn’t it make sense that the designers, illustrators, photographers and art directors that worked on the images that have been purchased and seen hundreds of millions of times by music fans all over the world would themselves be world-famous? It turns out that, despite the popularity of their works, many remain unrecognized outside the core music business, so it is my hope that this new article – in which I’ll introduce you to the people – the Designers, Illustrators, Photographers and Art Directors who are credited for each cover – helps raise their visibility and allows readers to get to know some of them a bit better and begin an appreciation of what they’ve added to the worlds of Pop Culture and Modern Art.