What makes a truly memorable album cover? You know, the kind that stands out when raiding a stack of CDs, or swiping through Cover Flow, or flipping through crates of vinyl.
To find out, we asked a group of experts to offer their opinions on a collection of this spring’s most anticipated albums. The panelists include:
Michael Carney, an artist and art director for The Black Keys who won a Grammy Award for designing the band’s Brothers cover
Emy Storey, a graphic designer who has created covers for artists including Tegan and Sara and Death Cab for Cutie
Philip Schiffman and Erin Schiffman, the husband-and-wife team who make up the graphic design and creative consulting agency Schiffman Creative — Phillip handles the design side and has done work for MTV and Disney, Erin takes care of the business side and the marketing strategies behind the designs