If you ever wondered what existed beyond the edges of a music album cover, now’s your chance to find out. For this series called Album Covers–The Bigger Picture, web design studio Aptitude was inspired by famous artwork from bands and musicians like Nirvana, Fatboy Slim, and Michael Jackson. Clever designers started with very well-known imagery and then imagined what might be taking place beyond the square frames. In doing so, they completely change the meaning of the many iconic works.
The imaginative collection really puts a twist on how the designs are perceived. Adele’s beautifully reflective silhouette is actually a horrible monster in disguise while Justin Bieber’s pensive look is actually due to the fact that he’s being arrested. Aptitude explains the project: “In this digital age, buying an album has become less about buying a physical package to buying a digital version out of convenience. So in honor of a once coveted industry standard, we take a look at some of the most iconic album covers over the years and put our own spin on them by revealing ‘the bigger picture.'”