Sleeveface: Save your old albums

 
 

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.

Along with the website, Sleeveface is on Facebook and Flickr.

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.

 
 

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