The Bigger Picture: Famous Album Covers Zoomed Out to Reveal Imaginative Backgrounds
Living in the digital age , where a majority of music is downloaded electronically, the album cover is a dying art. With that in mind, web design company Aptitude pays tribute to the album cover by creating a whimsical series of covers expanded beyond what we see.
The company took famous album covers and added digital scenes to the forefronts and backgrounds, changing the entire feel of each cover and the idea behind it. For example, Nirvana’s naked baby on the Nevermind (1991) album goes from swimming alone to swimming with sharks and dolphins. Justin Bieber’s pensive portrait on his My World (2010) album turns into a picture of the star being arrested.
On the series’ page, Aptitude writes:
We all have a favourite album. One that means something to us more than others. Album cover art used to be meticulously created to portray some kind of message that the band or artist was trying to convey. But in this digital age, buying an album has become less about buying a physical package to buying a digital version out of convenience. So in honour of a once coveted industry standard, we take a look at some of the most iconic album covers over the years and put our own spin on them by revealing ‘the bigger picture’.