memories of the ’80s – album design

In this decade, the stlyle was distinctive – bold graphics, bright and neon colours, and plenty of swagger to make these albums covers stand out in the record store:

A whole lot of sex appeal in one simple photograph – Loverboy’s Get Lucky from 1981:

9 loverboy The Good, The Bad, The 80’s (Part One): Retro Pop Album Designs

The Boss also went for it with Born in the USA from 1984

1 stones The Good, The Bad, The 80’s (Part One): Retro Pop Album Designs

The Rolling Stones, now in their third decade, embraced the neon for the 1986 cover of Dirty Work .

Another great example of bold and neon – Men at Work’s Business as Usual from 1982:

4 menatwork The Good, The Bad, The 80’s (Part One): Retro Pop Album Designs

While The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry also went for the neon style:

11 cure The Good, The Bad, The 80’s (Part One): Retro Pop Album Designs

And for bold – how about the memorable cover of Van Halen MCMLXXXIV aka 1984:

7 vanhalen The Good, The Bad, The 80’s (Part One): Retro Pop Album Designs

These images, many over 30 years old, are distinct, bold and definitely made the ol’ record store a place where many fans clamoured for the poster for their bedroom wall.

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About Waheeda Harris

A pop culture junkie with a penchant for exploring our planet.
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