30 Influential House and Techno Album Art Covers

Everyone loves experimenting with new techniques and styles, but it’s not everyday we land commissioned projects that allow us to put our creative minds to their best use – in fact, we rarely ever find clients that let you do whatever you want, we’re always restricted by some kind of brief, detailed or not.

However, not all jobs are the same. Designing and illustrating artwork for an album cover for example can be incredibly pleasing, exciting and allows yourself to really push yourself to the limit. Below we have an incredible collection of thirty album covers, all of which are albums from house and electronic music producers from the 2000’s and onwards. So, if you’re missing the days when you use to have time to experiment, why not get in touch with some upcoming music producers, bands and solo artists? The benefits are unbelievable if you manage to land a project – you only need to look at the examples below to see for yourself!

The Chemical Brothers – We Are At The Night

Plump DJs – Eargasm

Basement Jaxx – The Singles

Primal Scream – Dirty Hits

Bugz in the Attic – Back in the Dog House

Daedelus – Of Snowdonia

Soul of Man – Ali B Presents Air Breaks

Simian Mobile Disco – Attack Decay Sustain Release

Vitalic – OK Cowboy

Sasha – Airdrawndagger

The Chemical Brothers – Push The Button

Ellen Allien – Orchestra of Bubbles

Black Strobe – Burn Your Own Church

Anja Schneider – Beyond The Valley

Booka Shade – The Sun & The Neon Light

Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair

Quantic – Apricot Morning

Boom Bip – Sacchrilege EP

Carl Craig – The Album Formerly Known As…

Wax Poetic – Nublu Sessions

Daft Punk – Alive 2007

Isan – Plans Drawn In Pencil

Martin Eyerer – Word of Mouth

Ikon – Signs

Amp Fiddler – Waltz of a Ghetto Fly

Silicone Soul – Staring Into Space

Quantic – Mishaps Happening

Jamie Lidell – Multiply Additions

Coldcut – Sound Mirrors

Modeselektor – Hello Mom!

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  1. June 21, 2010

    Not being familiar with this style of music all of these cover designs are new to me. Some very well designed covers…love the Illustrations and unique concepts. Great post!

  2. Liam Maskell
    June 21, 2010

    I have never seen any of these covers before, I’m used to Rock/Metal covers and House and Techno seem to have better covers 😛 maybe? Another cool post Mr Chapman!

  3. June 21, 2010

    Yeah, there are some great illustrated covers for house/techno/dance music! Being a user of Spotify I come across a lot of great album art! I dedicate my MacBook Pro screen to it, so I get a nice stream of new art (some very bad, some great and some in between!) as a new song starts!

    Glad you guys liked the post. 🙂

  4. June 21, 2010

    My FAVs – The Chemical Brothers album covers.
    Like a lot their music, too. 😉

  5. June 22, 2010

    There are some really diverse album cover designs above,i think that “Hello Mom!” is my favourite cover, the illustration is simple with an aggressive edge.

  6. June 22, 2010

    Nice selection.

  7. June 22, 2010

    Pretty awesome. I love album cover design. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. June 22, 2010

    No problem! I’m glad you liked it. Felt it was a little different to the normal round-ups. Would you like to see something like this again?!

  9. June 25, 2010

    I’d love to see more stuff like this! Brilliant! I have many of these albums, and for the most part, the music is on par with the excellent design! great work! 🙂

  10. June 29, 2010

    the chemical brothers got me into this music style

  11. July 6, 2010

    Thanks DSM Design, glad you like the post! Hopefully I’ll be doing more like this for DesignM.ag with different styles of music! 🙂

  12. Lena
    July 9, 2010

    Hey, I’m trying to figure out who did the Orchestra of Bubbles cover? I want to see if I can get a poster of it or something that is larger than a vinyl cover? Or at least be able to checkout the designer’s other work. Does anyone know how to find this out?

  13. July 14, 2010

    @Lena, you may have to buy the CD to find out, there are sometimes artist credits inside, although I can’t guarantee it!

  14. August 15, 2010

    good~

  15. October 11, 2010

    check out my blog!! coverzplace.blogspot.com

  16. March 10, 2011

    Sorry , they are good covers but NOT influential at all, where are the covers from the chicago innovators back in the 80s? Or the techno aestethic of the beginning of the 90s UK “no face – rave” scene? these covers are all chosen on the basis of the taste of now, but there’s no sense of history and, above all, “Influence”.

  17. Alexis
    March 23, 2011

    My FAVs > The Album Formerly Known As…

  18. June 3, 2011

    Lol @ “Techno”

    You could probably just call it all EDM (Electronic Dance Music). The term techno is pretty much an antiquated term.

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