Last year I completed a long project of meticulously tagging my music library. With the goal of every song being included in an album (even if its a compilation I make myself) and every album having cover art, I found myself having to create custom album covers upon occasion.
All of these were made by doing a Google Images search, taking one or several results, firing up Photoshop, and messing about. In some cases (like the Steve Martin one) I’m simply pairing a great image with the right typeface. Others are tweaked a lot more in Photoshop.
In total, I probably made over 100, but here are 20 I particularly like.