Best Album Cover Designers
What a crying shame Ernie...in some ways such a heartless industry. Still, you championed the industry by remaining true to your craft and the rest is history. You have tirelessly shared the whole truth and nothing but the truth publicly for years and without refute...that is as true as true gets. I'll tell you, when I bought that School's Out album I just thought that cover was one in a million! Such a cool visual that took me back to my elementary school days where I spent countless hours seated at a portable desk just like the one illustrated here...my God Ernie, the memories that flood back through that one visual association! The iconic sounds of Alice Cooper speak for themselves. And Grand Funk Railroad...another album I bought early on and just loved it...they had such a distinctive sound and their hits were monster! 'We're An American Band' was huge for me. To see these gorgeous images again these past few years and now knowing their origin I am truly proud to have met and ...more
I've known you long enough and well enough to recognize a genuine person and friend. Your personality and love for your family and your career, and the incredible amount of sharing and communication you bestow on us here so generously and selflessly says it all. Trust is empowering and critical and I love you in return for you and nothing else, Ernie. You have such purpose in life and that alone is so incredibly inspiring! Don
Ernie, you and your company Pacific Eye & Ear had raised the bar for both album covers and corporate work wnen it came to great concept and execution. As a young designer I hope that I might be able to do the same. Thank you. David
Ernie. Thank God for your presence, your gift, and your inspired words and works for all your years. I get a sense of warmth and spirit when I see your career works, hear you speak of those tremendous artworks, and absorb your words here, in person and otherwise, my dear friend. Please be safe and well always.
He's did artwork for bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Nazareth, Motorhead, Marduk, Bal-Sagoth, and Sodom.
Holmes has been able to translate
the rock zeitgeist for many decades.
A true artist.
I have #10/300 by James Flournoy Holmes... "Eat A Peach" One Of the best of All Time...
Massively influential on photographers... And an entire population of metal-fans... He did the first Sabbath cover. RESPECT!
8 seriously? look at all these Pink Floyd and Iron Maiden Covers. They're legends.
Why the hell is he this low I mean he could be lower but ten is his minimum. His solo pieces are great enough to take on Dali
Storm Thorgerson's Pink Floyd covers are the stuff of legends!
If Magritte did album covers.
That man created Eddie (iron maiden's mascot).
So amazing… although people would say Derek's artwork is navy, violent and controversial, DEAL WITH IT! IT'S HEAVY METAL! Plus! The artwork has lots of meaning and hidden messages!