UK designer Christophe Gowans re-imagined popular and classic music albums as book covers in instantly familiar and well-worn styles of past novels. The Purple Rain version speaks to my geek passion for Science Fiction novels (Favorite: the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons). These have also been compiled into a book. [Via]
I keep going back to the blog Sleeve Face. Over and over. And I cannot stop. It is a giant art piece celebrating celebrity and vinyl. How it works: Readers submit images. The images use the covers of albums and the readers’ bodies. Coupled, they make arresting images, bringing the album sleeves to life. The results are funny, inspired, and always a good time.
From left, Jesse Winchester, Neko Case, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow and Ron Sexsmith on SPECTACLE’S “Guitar Pull.” RON SEXSMITH I’ve known Ron since just after the release of his first record. He’s probably gotten tired of reading my name in a paragraph with his simply because I’m among those who think it extraordinary that at…