Music album covers recreated with Pantone swatches

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 28 September 2012

Cross stitch meets 8-bit meets geek meets music meets modern life. What are we talking about? British graphic designer David Marsh’s recreated pop and rock album covers using Pantone swatches in Adobe Illustrator, that’s what. And they’re simply great.

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Creatively defaced album art

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 7 August 2012

Created by Seattle-based Jive Time Records, a store that specialises in used vinyl, Deface Value showcases second hand or found album covers that have been intentionally altered. Our favourite has to be the one where The Sound of Music gets the Hitchcock treatment, only with bats instead of birds. Pure genius!

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Mario Hugo

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 4 December 2008

In the beautiful work of New York City-based illustrator, designer and typographer, Mario Hugo, finely rendered faces and figures intermingle with various abstract patterns and shapes to create some seriously refined, surreal, and mysterious work that’s all that, and then some.

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Josh Holinaty

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 November 2008

I’ve always been a fan of the grotesque style of Crumb, Ratfink, and the like. No small wonder then that I really dig the work of Canadian illustrator Josh Holinaty in all it’s lumpy splendor. Be sure not to miss the fantastic black and white section when you visit his site.

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Tom Denney’s heavy metal album covers

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Friday 9 May 2008

Prog rock had Roger Dean, ’80s death metal had Dan Seagrave, and now, the new wave of American heavy metal has Tom Denney, who creates some of the most intense and intricate album covers since the psychedelic ’70s.

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Album cover mashups

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Thursday 7 February 2008

One thing we’ve lost in this MP3 culture is awesome album art. A few people on Flickr have started a group where people pose with their favorite record sleeves and the results are pretty amusing.

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