Since the shift in pop music from classical, to jazz to rock and roll, science fiction and fantasy imagery has been a mainstay in album cover art. From some of the smallest and biggest names in illustration, art and music history. In no particular order over the course of this week, I’ll be collecting some of the most notable science fiction and fantasy images ever created. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4.
NOTE: This part of the series is a cover gallery without notation. If you can add art credits to certain pieces, leave a comment below. Thanks!
Michael Jackson, Dangerous by Mark Ryden
Christina Aguilera, Bionic
The Grateful Dead, Blues for Allah
Boston, Don’t Look Back
The Sword, Warp Riders
Anthrax, Among The Living
Funkadelic, Cosmic Slop
Funkadelic, Standing On The Verge of Getting It On
Ozzy Osbourne, The Ultimate Sin by Boris Vallejo
The Jackson, Victory
Megadeth, Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?
Priestess, Hello Master
Come back tomorrow afternoon for the next part in this week’s four-part feature on science fiction/fantasy album art!
Mark Korsak is an illustrator who’s work can be seen in The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Billboard, and more.