Picture discs are records that appear to have pictures, images, or graphics on their playing surface. While most phonograph records are black, except for the label in the center, picture discs may display a photograph or artwork over the entire playing surface.
We’re getting more and more orders for vinyl records since 2012 and that is because people are buying more vinyl records now.
Rather than plain or colored or splattered, vinyl picture discs are special releases that well…have pictures in them. Some of them also have unique shapes that make them really stand out than the usual vinyl record.
Pink Floyd – Animals picture disc vinyl
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit 12″ picture disc vinyl
Vintage Neil Diamond Vinyl Record Album Vinyl Picture Disc LP
The Cure Three Imaginary Boys Vinyl Picture Disc LP
Michael Austin – Out Tonight bicycle shaped vinyl picture disc
Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild shaped vinyl picture disc
Madonna – Crazy For You (1985) UK Picture Disc
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn shaped vinyl picture disc
Prince, Girls & Boys, UK, Deleted, shaped picture disc
We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful vinyl picture discs and vinyl packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass vinyl picture disc, get a quote or shoot us an email.
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.