According to our AlbumArtExchange poll, the best album cover for the week of February 7, 2012 is Le Voyage Dans La Lune by Air. The cover received 43% of the votes cast by our readers. Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth came in second with 24%. Die Antwoord's TEN$ION was third with 19%.
Le Voyage Dans La Lune is a new score for director Georges Méliès' 1912 classic science fiction film. The cover art features a colorized version of one of the most recognizable images from the film, the Man in the Moon with a rocket sticking in his eye (right). The graphic design for the cover is credited to Laurent Pinon.
I am not surprised that this album cover won by such a wide margin. It is an image that has delighted people for 100 years. I think the only thing I would change for this album cover would be the red blood dripping from the moon's eye. Everyone knows that the moon is filled with green cheese!