Sometimes a website comes along that reminds me what the internet is for. That happened this week when a friend sent me a link to Sleeveface.com. The site defines Sleeveface as “one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s), causing an illusion.”
They should have said “causing an illusion and awesomeness.” Because it’s so, so good. Here are some of my favorites so far (there are still so many I haven’t seen!):
Janis Joplin, by MathiasSchweppes
Peaches, by sophiekingo
Tina Turner (Private Dancer), by See Gee
Madonna, by solace
Heart, by wigglitt
Louis Armstrong, by See Gee
Anne Murray, by gardenhoe
Blondie, by Stephen Sleeveface
How great is this concept? I don’t think it should count, though, when people use CD booklets. It’s all about the vinyl.
I don’t know if I have the necessary artistic vision, but I think I’ll have to try to do something with my Lisa Whelchel album. And maybe a few others — who can resist?
If you’ve contributed to the Sleeveface phenomenon, be sure to post your photo or link in the comments. And if you want to give it a try, watch the “How to Sleeveface” instructional video.