Every year picking the Top 10 finalists in our Figment Album Cover Design Contest seems to get harder.  Not that we’re complaining, in fact quite the opposite.  The fact that it’s getting harder is testament to the level of design skill we’re now seeing on the site and the overall quality of all the album covers you submitted.

We’re also happy to say that participation in this contest is on the rise.  In fact, we almost doubled the number of submissions we received last year.  So thanks to everyone who participated.

We don’t envy Tad Kubler’s job over the next week, because we had one hell of a time winnowing this year’s submissions down to these 10 finalists.   In fact, that tenth spot came down to two different cover designs and after much deliberation we decided to call it a tie for the 10th slot.  That’s right, just like Nigel Tufnel’s infamous amp, this year’s Top 10 goes to 11!  So without further adieu, here are the Top 11 finalists (in no particular order) that Tad Kubler will judge over the next week.

Sludge Cartwright

“Twang Your Head (strummin’ health)”

Coxswain Insignia

“Hemingway’s Lemonade”

Vorpal Queen


Let’s Not and Say We Did

“Out of the Picture”

The Dark Immortal


Van Q

“Shattered Circuits”

Steel Beneath Flesh

“False Fiber Optic Idols”



Eccentric Arcade




Calavera Electrica


Congratulations to our Top 11 and thanks to everyone else who participated.  We’ll announce the winner and 2 runners up next Friday, June 17th, so be on the lookout.  In the meantime, let us know what you think of the Top 11, who you’d vote for, and who you think Tad will pick.


3 Responses to “2011 Album Cover Design Contest Finalists”

  1. frizbee Says:

    Man, as usual, there is a lot of stiff competition this year. I’m psyched to have two covers in the battle, but I’m not getting my hopes up because every judge has a different way of choosing the winning cover. Good luck to all the entrants!

  2. theHoseman Says:

    I’m honored to be counted among these great covers.

  3. infacticide Says:

    Wow, I’m astonished I’m in here! Good luck to all

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