I would like to dedicate this blog to something that I am particularly fond of, music. I have always loved music and bought many CD’s and even some vinyl. Next to the music being an art itself, the artwork in my opinion has a very strong influence on the record. The art work reflects the intention of a record, it can become a symbol for the record and sticks in people’s minds. We probably all remember these records, because of their artwork:
Next to the well known artworks, there are many records by smaller bands with impressive and very creative artworks, like this one:
Touche Amore – Parting the sea… (designed by Nick Steinhardt)
Besides enjoying to buy records with great artwork and owning some of my own, I have friends that own shelf’s full of vinyl: vinyl with great artwork designed by creative people. I have the honor of being friends with some very creative talents from all over the world, working for example for companys like Smog Design in Los Angeles, who design covers for famous artists like Britney Spears, Katey Perry and Disney movies like Brave. You should check out their portfolio, it’s impressive. Click here to visit their website…
While we are on the subject of records, I came across something interesting a while back and have been fascinated and amused at the same time ever since. A phenomenon with many different names: sleevefaces, record heads, LP Portraits: People cover a part of their body with an LP sleeve to create an illusion. They create funny and/or authentic pictures with different record artworks. There is a book about this form of art, as well as websites, flickr pools and millions of pictures all over the internet.
These are a few of my favorites that I found over the time, to share exclusively with you:
If you are interested in looking at some more sleeveface, LP portraits or record heads you can find the flickr pool here, the website here, a tumblr here and the google picture search gives you a great choice of pictures.
You could also go ahead and buy the book, I am definitely going to do the same. Enjoy! SH