First pressings of Megadeth’s debut album, Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good! use the typeface English Tudor for the band’s logo. Designed by Nick Belshaw for Letraset in 1981, the font has never been digitized. Some versions of the album use a drop-shadow version, while others use only the interior of the letterforms. Megadeth’s logo later changed, as did the artwork for following re-releases of this album. The album title is in another Letraset blackletter, David Quay’s Blackmoor (1983).
The album’s artwork, featuring a plastic skull with tinfoil, was not intended to be the original artwork. Both Mustaine and Ellefson had many phone conversations with Combat Records to get the cover artwork properly reproduced from a sketch given to them by Mustaine of a picture of Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead on the cover. However the studio lost the artwork, and instead made their own improvised and low-budget replacement, with which Mustaine and the whole band were mortified. — Wikipedia
Album design by Donald J. Munz, with photography by Dan Rizzi.