My parents raised me on the Beatles. When it came time to create a conceptual CD cover I took inspiration from some of the most famous album covers of the past.
I drew the fab four in the illustration style of the Yellow Submarine, with the costumes of Sgt.Pepper's, in the pose of Abbey Road. Typography influence from the White Album and Meet the Beatles were also implemented.
This was pulled together by using all the elements of the CD case to create the design. The actual disc would add the color of the abbey road background in the apple shape behind the dye-cut cover.