Typography in Album Artwork: From Groovy Typefaces to Handwritten Calligraphy

Emma Kumer
Apr 7, 2020 · 8 min read

They say you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover and it’s also true that you can’t judge a song based on its album art. To put it nicely, there are a lot of absolutely incredible songs out there with horrendous album art. Think about “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5, featuring Cardi B, which features three sins of graphic design: white text on a…