Robert Beatty

Robert Beatty is an artist and musician based in Lexington, Kentucky.  Beatty emerged from the mid-2000s American noise music underground to become one of the most sought-after figures in contemporary album art, designing upwards of seventy-five record covers in the past ten years. His designs include award-winning album covers and logos for Tame Impala, Oneohtrix Point Never, Neon Indian, Real Estate, and Peaking Lights. In addition to album art, Beatty creates installations and illustrations for publications as diverse as Lucky Peach, The Wire Magazine, and The New York Times. His artwork and design has been featured in the art comic anthologies Mould Map and Kramers Ergot. Robert was the first artist featured in’s documentary series Pitchfork Unsung, focusing on individuals who’ve made significant contributions to music but remain outside the spotlight.


Floodgate Companion


Tiny Mix Tapes
Bomb Magazine
Gaite Lyrique (in French)
Ghostly International Blog
Mould Map 3


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