The art director for In Utero was Robert Fisher, who had designed all of Nirvana’s releases on DGC. Most of the ideas for the artwork for the album and related singles came from Cobain. Fisher recalled that “[Cobain] would just give me some loose odds and ends and say ‘Do something with it.'” The cover of the album is an image of a Transparent Anatomical Manikin, with angel wings superimposed. Cobain created the collage on the back cover, which he described as “Sex and woman and In Utero and vaginas and birth and death”.  (adapted from wikipedia)

image source OAKside flickr (link)

In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 13, 1993, on DGC Records.

Interestingly, In Utero was not the first album to use the Transparent Anatomical Manikin on its cover.  Just 2 years after the Manikin was invented by Richard Rush in 1968, it appeared on the album cover of Music from the Body.

Image source Ron-Kane flickr (link)

“Music From The Body”, Harvest UK, 1970 – Ron Geesin & Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd)

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