Favorite Album Covers of the Past Half-Century

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In honor of our 50th anniversary, GDUSA conducted a nationwide survey of the graphic design community. Our first issue of the year focused on the most influential designers of the past 50 years. Our next issue features your favorite design projects and logos and will be in the mail and online in the next few weeks. Just to whet your appetite here are your top 10 favorite album covers of the past half-century.

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1. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon | Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis


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2. Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers | Craig Braun, Andy Warhol


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3. Nirvana Nevermind | Robert Fisher, Kurt Cobain


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4. Beatles White Album | Richard Hamilton


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5. Sex Pistols God Save The Queen | Jamie Reid


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6. Beatles Abbey Road  | Iain Macmillan


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7. Frank Sinatra Tone Poems of Color | Saul Bass


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8. Joy Division Unknown Pleasures | Peter Saville


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9. Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction (Robert Williams)


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10. Beatles Sgt. Peppers | Jann Haworth, Sir Peter Blake


We know we probably missed a few of your favorites so let us know which ones in the comments section.

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