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Don’t Worry About a Designer, Get The Internet to Make Your Album Cover

Trust us, this article includes the best music artwork in existence.
Ryan Bassil
London, GB

A super-rare variation of The Beatles iconic Sgt Peppers album was valued last year at around $100,000 all because it featured the faces of 40 Capitol Records executives on the cover. But it’s easy to make super rare artwork, as proved by the internet, who are currently making MS Paint versions of album covers.

Originally started as a thread on the Kanye To The forum, (who will shoot me down if I don’t give them credit), it’s now spread over to Reddit and a bunch of other places. Here’s some of the best (and our own personally made versions of popular British albums)


Tyler, The Creator - WOLF


Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap



Danny Brown - XXX


Earl Sweatshirt - Doris



Biggie Smalls - Ready To Die


Drake - Nothing Was The Same


Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city


Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy



Mac Miller - Watching Movies With The Sound Off


Our Own Artwork - by Ryan Bassil and Josie Turnbull

And then, because no one has made any British albums in MS Paint, and we know how to have fun, we made our own. Here's the Noisey teams personally drawn album covers.

Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner

The Streets - Original Pirate Material

Blur - Greatest Hits

The xx - Self Titled

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Oasis - Definitely Maybe

The Libertines - Self Titled

The Clash - London Calling

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks

Follow Ryan and Josie on Twitter: @RyanBassil @JosieRaeT

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