Art Record Covers, by Francesco Spampinato

Writer and historian Francesco Spampinato has compiled an anthology of record cover art from the 1950s up until the present day.

The book highlights 500 covers and records, spanning styles including modernism, pop art, postmodernism and contemporary.

Featured artists include Jean-Michel Basquiat with his urban hieroglyphs for his own Tartown record label, Banksy’s stenciled graffiti for Blur and Damien Hirst’s symbolic skull for the Hours.

It also includes interviews with other designers such as Tauba Auerbach, Shepard Fairey, Kim Gordon, Christian Marclay, Albert Oehlen, and Raymond Pettibon.

Art Record Covers is edited by Julius Wiedemann and published by Taschen.