How would you even begin to choose an album cover design?

Before going on to become what many regard as the greatest rock album of all time, before spending hundreds of weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, and before selling over 45 million copies worldwide, Pink Floyd had to decide on their album cover for “Dark Side of the Moon”.

Talk about pressure!

The decision to go with the iconic prism was made for three specific reasons, and was unanimous among the band members. Turned out to be a fantastic artistic direction, since the album cover creates such a strong mental association to this album.

This video explains the thought process behind the album cover design, and was originally produced as part of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibit for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London – take a look!




Wondering how they landed on the album cover for A Momentary Lapse of Reason or Animals, check this out!



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