These 5 examples show you how a rap album cover design can be created. We have included a link to contact each of the designers who came up with the concepts and designs.
Rap music has been around since the early 1980s, when DJ Kool Herc played hip hop records at parties in New York City. Today, rappers use their lyrics to express themselves and influence others through their music.
You can check out the Best Rap Album cover designs of all time for inspiration.
Modern minimalist Rap Album Cover Designs
The first example shows you how to create a clean and modern look. This example uses a simple background with a bold title.
It also includes a large image of the rapper or main theme image in front of a black or one color backdrop. You can also go for a busy but subtle background with the image as the main focus
Edited Photo Album Cover Designs
The second example shows you how to use an edited photo to add depth to the design.
In this example, the designer’s style is to use an artist’s photo to give the album cover more visual interest.
He then combines flashy, bright and colorful backgrounds with the image to create a cool rap album design.
Single image by using it as a background
The third example shows you how to make the most out of a single image by using it as a background. This example uses a simple edited black and red photograph of the artist with his face cropped off. It gives the impression of a portrait without being too literal.
Classic Flashy Rap Album Cover
The fourth example shows you how to combine several images into one cohesive design.
The designer uses flashy lighting and multiple images and elements to combine to one design. It may include the artist’s pictures plus any other relevant elements.
This type of artwork is often used by rappers because it shows off their style and personality. It also helps to promote the artist’s brand.
Illustrated Rap Album Covers
One of the most common new trends for album covers is the cartoonish illustrated effect. You can combine it with a cool background or have a fully illustrated background too. Here are some examples.