The Youth Authority
album title came from the record's artwork. Joel Madden explained to HMV.com
: "I actually happened with the artist who was making the album cover. We feel like album covers are kind of a lost art and we wanted to work with this guy called Brian Montuori, he's done a lot of the Dillinger Escape Plan's covers and we're a big fan of what he does."
"We wanted to make an analogue album cover, a real piece of art and so we gave him the record and he lived with it. He wasn't a Good Charlotte fan to start off with and it's not like he became a super fan, but he got to know us and understood the band and he built this installation. It's this huge collage and it's all done by him, no photoshop, there's so much thought into all this and the title came out of that. When we started this band there was no social media, no internet and we had to everything by hand, we had no money and no connections, but we had each other, that's youth authority."