Editor’s Note: Eric Meola, who shot Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” album cover, is an ASMP Professional Member.
Cross-posted from Jacksonville Daily News
Today, Aug. 12, is National Vinyl Record Day. The date is set in commemoration of Thomas Edison’s 1887 world-changing invention of the phonograph, which allowed the human voice and other sounds to be recorded and preserved for the first time. Besides giving us great sounds and songs, vinyl gave us great artwork as musicians and record companies looked for creative ways to market and display their art. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of what critics and consumers consider the most iconic, best album art of all time.