The Artwork of a Single

A lot of emphasis is placed on the importance the art work of albums, over the last 50 years these have been just as influential to artists as any other visual resource. What tends to get omitted in this line of thought is the art work  (and the artists who created the work ) of the 7 inch single, which to many a creative person has been equally inspirational.  Here are 12 images of Single covers. My apologies for not being able to provide the names of the people who designed the covers at present as they are often not credited. I am in the process of tracking these down and will amend this post when I have a list, meanwhile I do recommend that you check out the tracks as well.  BG

The Residents

The Residents  Satisfaction  1978

Killing Joke

Killing Joke War Dance 1980


Red Crayola

Red Crayola  Wives In Orbit  1978

alternative tv

Alternative TV   Life 1978

the upstarts

Angelic Upstarts   I’m an Upstart 1979

The Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks   Spiral Scratch 1977

the drones

The Drones   Temptations of a White Collar Worker 1977

the adverts

The Adverts   One Chord Wonders  1977

the saints

The Saints   (I’m) Stranded  1977



The Mekons   Never Been In a Riot 1978

Delta 5

Delta 5  Mind Your Own Business 1979


TV Personalities /Part Time Punks /1978

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