The New Stuff

Album Cover Doppelgangers: Album Artwork Look-Alikes


An original work is one not received from others nor one copied based on the work of others. It is a work created with a unique style and substance.

The truth is there are only very few original ideas. Wray Herbert , in his article published in Scientific American, said that we do not really operate as free agents in the world. We are all entangled in complex patterns of collective behavior, many spontaneously organized and most entirely outside our understanding or awareness.

Whether you favor droopy sweaters or Manolo Blahnik shoes, few people are original thinkers when it comes to what they wear. There are a few true innovators, of course, but unless you spin and dye the fabric and design your own wardrobe, you are cribbing from someone else’s mind. And what is true of sweaters is also true of less trivial ideas, which move through the ether in unpredictable ways. If you think that you coined a clever phrase or “discovered” a new talent, you almost certainly did not. [Scientific American]

So what about album covers? Certainly there are lots of albums with similar concepts. I compiled lots of album cover concepts that are somewhat overused like balloons, puppets, clowns. But there are those albums covers with very striking similarities they are almost like twins. Maybe some designers intentionally copy an artwork like Bruce Springsteen’s famous anal bum cover to pay homage to the original. Or maybe, they’re just purely coincidental. Here are some of them, compiled by Music for Ants.

look-alike-album-covers

Talbum-covers-rip-offalbum-covers-similar-design

album-covers-similar-theme

album-cover-rip-offs

similar-greenday-album-cover

similar-album-covers

coldplay-similar-album-cover-concept

similar-album-cover-artwork
____________________________________________________________________________

Unified Manufacturing is an L.A. -based one-stop-shop that offers very affordable CD/DVD/USB replication, custom printing, promotional products, warehousing and fulfillment and many more. If you need an Instant Quote on a project and you want FREE SHIPPING, simply CLICK HERE.

Share

Recently Published

»

15 Indie Film Marketing Tips from the Experts

Marketing your indie film is now easier thanks to social media but ...

»

CD Packaging of the Week: A L Q V I M I A

Design: Luis Utrillas Project Type: Student ...

»

8 Things to Do When You Experience Creative Burnout and Want to End Your Music Career

Every day, thousands of musicians and artists experience creative ...

»

6 Practical Tips for Designing Album Cover

If it’s your first time to release an album, chances are the ...

»

CD Packaging: Land in sicht by “Oomph!”

Design concept for the song “Land in sicht” by the ...

»

Three Common Habits in the Routines of the Most Successful Creative People

As Zadie Smith said, there’s no “artist’s ...

»

Packaging of the Week: Gloriosa Rotonda Vinyl Sleeve

Designer: Brosmind Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work Location: ...

»

CD Packaging of the Week: Celer, Opitope (Spekk)

Artist 1-4: Opitope; 5-10: Celer Title 1-4: “Physis”; 5-10: ...

»

Should You DIY or Hire a PR Company for Your Music?

You can be the greatest musician ever born but if you have no good ...

Read previous post:
Indie Filmmakers: Tips for a Successful Kickstarter Project

Kickstarter gives hope to indie filmmakers who have no cash to spare for their passion. You just pitch your concept...

Close