Juxtapoz Sound and Vision is a new segment on our platform dedicated to exploring one piece of substantial album artwork every Sunday. Album artwork is one of the primary ways that musicians and visual artists are able to collaborate, and many iconic album covers are simultaneously iconic pieces of pop art. Its also an excuse for us to share some of our favorite albums and the visual component behind what makes an album groundbreaking and fun.

Juxtapoz Sound and Vision is a new segment on our platform dedicated to exploring one piece of substantial album artwork every Sunday. Album artwork is one of the primary ways that musicians and visual artists are able to collaborate, and many iconic album covers are simultaneously iconic pieces of pop art. Its also an excuse for us to share some of our favorite albums and the visual component behind what makes an album groundbreaking and fun.

September 30th, 2018: Love's Forever Changes
Cover Artwork by Bob Pepper

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Arthur Lee and his band Love were among the most prominent and influential groups of the 1960s psychedelic music scene. Based in Los Angeles rather than San Francisco, they often crossed paths with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, and other icons from San Franciscos legendary Summer of Love movement. Despite achieving critical acclaim, their diverse group, that mixed elements of folk-rock, blues, and flamenco never broke into the mainstream and they enjoyed very modest success within their time. However, In later years a variety of critics have described them amongst the most important bands in American music history.

Their 1967 album Forever Changes would prove to be their greatest contribution. The album features the most masterful execution of their unique sound and ranked 40th on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. The cover art matches the music perfectly, featuring an amalgam of faces in bright and vivid color by acclaimed illustrator Bob Pepper, who is known for his work on the cover of many Phillip K. Dick novels as well as the cover of Claude Debussys Greatest Hits.

Check back on our site to see more illustrations from Bob Pepper