Album covers, since their inception, have always been a great sign-post of the climate of our times. Their images are visual cues that direct everyone from the culturally focused individual to the political astute citizen to the casual music listening fan toward the current grand social narrative of the day. Savvy musical artists in cahoots with photographers and visual artists (in this new era of entertainment it is most likely the director of artist branding) design their album covers to attract and stimulate interest in their content. Some of these efforts have been regrettable and forgettable, while others have been remarkably memorable and remain culturally relevant decade after decade.
So, what kind of visual cues are being made about the grand current social narrative when dime-a-dozen digital artists place the POTUS, Barack Obama, on the cover of iconic album covers? Does Obama’s presidency serve as the musical content in which the dime-a-dozen digital artist is trying to attract and stimulate the culturally focused individual and the casual political fan? Either way, the following album covers containing the image of the POTUS are indeed memorable and culturally relevant . . . at the moment. And if anything, are too cool to be regrettable.
[Try to make out some of the original album covers and artists]