You remember those old LP's? The beauty of records was the huge 12" canvas for artists to display their work. With the advent of CD's, album art shrank to just under 5". Now with iTunes, cover art is measured in pixels (200x200).
Occasionally, there are still some musicians who release their music on limited edition LP's. Since this is such a rare occurrence these days, the artists commissioned to design the covers produce masterpieces in their own right.
Take for example this gorgeous packaging design for Douglas Quin’s Fathom LP. The cover art and liner notes are custom letterpress printed in limited editions of 1000. I miss my old record collection.