Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)  “We kind of carefully assembled the plane from photographs,” said designer Steve Byram. “A bit like the way air accident investigators reassemble a crashed plane.”  Created with ink and collage, before computer graphics were prominent, the front cover of the record depicts the tail end of the Beastie Boys’ jet (or at least their fantasy idea of a jet). The plane raps around the cover then wraps itself, figuratively, around a mountain side.

Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986) “We kind of carefully assembled the plane from photographs,” said designer Steve Byram. “A bit like the way air accident investigators reassemble a crashed plane.” Created with ink and collage, before computer graphics were prominent, the front cover of the record depicts the tail end of the Beastie Boys’ jet (or at least their fantasy idea of a jet). The plane raps around the cover then wraps itself, figuratively, around a mountain side.

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