...And Justice For All Art
The art for ...And Justice For All was originally conceived by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. The band wanted to depict legal and political injustice for the cover of their fourth studio album. They turned their concept over to Reiner Design Consultants Inc., where Roger Gorman managed art design, and his brother Stephen Gorman created the acrylic painting of Lady Justice under assault.
The sculpture "Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen" ("Fountain of Justice") in Frankfurt, Germany, was the primary reference for the album's impactful cover image.
Photocopy of the original hand-drawn art mock-up for ...And Justice For All by Reiner Design Consultants, 1988. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich
Handwritten notes from Lars Ulrich with corrections and suggestions for the ...And Justice For All inserts, 1988. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich
Two photocopies of art mock-up drafts for ...And Justice For All by Reiner Design Consultants, 1988. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich
LP cover art print proof for ...And Justice for All on Elektra, released September 7, 1988. Art Director: Roger Gorman. Artist: Stephen Gorman. From the Collection of James Hetfield