Lateralus is the third full-length studio album by the band Tool, released on 2001. The stunning album artwork was done by artist Alex Grey:
“I had a solo exhibition in Santa Monica and Adam Jones, lead guitar and founder of Tool, inquired with the gallery about my artwork and started talking immediately about album art. He described his concept of the dissectional art for the Lateralus album. He asked me to conceptualize a stage setting using my work to travel with the band on 90 city tours of stadiums throughout the world. It was astonishing the exposure that my work received through our interaction for the past two albums. I also had the opportunity to create and co-create my first two animation projects.”
The insert is translucent and flips open to reveal the different layers of the human body.