Inspiration: Editorial Art

Cover Stars

by überkraaft 10

Cover Stars | Doodlers Anonymous

I love the aesthetic of the homemade - the scratchy, do-it-yourself, oddball outsider stuff and I've been wondering why? Is it the feeling of honesty - that it's more human - it's attainable - spontaneous?

I'm a massive fan of lo-fi music and associated art... if I saw a record with a hand-drawn cover, 9 times out of 10 I could be sure it would be my thing. Looking at the artwork of these gems now - they haven't dated - they're timeless - as fresh today as they were 15 years ago and I've realized how much my creative output owes a great debt to the look of these classics bits of vinyl.

I'd love to see your favorite drawn covers - the ones that mean something to you (I can't get enough!) :)


  1. Easily one of my favorite drawn album covers is by The Shins, titled Wincing The Night Away. Check it:

  2. Wincing the Night Away is great. I love the other 2 Shins albums Jesse Ledoux illustrated, namely Chutes to Narrow. I also love the lettering on Neko Case's new album.

  3. I have to say that Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's album cover for Puzzle (drawn by Emma Bentley) is definitely one of my favs.

  4. Iron & Wine and mewithoutYou both have really great covers too

  5. Aw yeah, the Shins!! Of course :) - Chris that lettering is great

  6. Lisa, Arya .. yes and yes!!

  7. Neutral Milk Hotel - In An Aeroplane Over The Sea you should take a listen too- beautiful, beautiful music too. the albums based about Anne Frank!

  8. Any "Cramps" record cover pretty much rules.

  9. tortoise - TNT

  10. Joel P West has made some amazing hand crafted album covers for Oregon's own Norman ( and Ruth (

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