Leave it to the fine folks at Dangerous Minds to scare up this outstanding, cross-platform delight: classic albums re-imagined as vintage Penguin paperbacks.
The prints are the work of Etsy shop owner StandardDesigns.
Below are some of the highpoints, but do yourself a favor and check them all out at StandardDesigns.
In case you missed this pop culture gem:
We see a lot of records come through the store. I mean A LOT of records. Some of them are treasures, a lot of them are really good, some are middle-of-the-road, and some are bad. Really, really bad. And I’m not even talking about the music—I’m talking about covers that are so terrible that they stop you in your tracks and force you to show the person closest to you the terribleness of it all.
Some of these really bad record covers have been rounded up by Dangerous Minds in a little series they call Shit Record Covers. Take a look.
What happens when you transpose horror scores into a major key? Turns out, they become muzak-y and, at times, downright triumphant.
As Dangerous Minds reports:
Musician, writer, and amateur filmmaker Ian Gordon has recently reworked a handful of iconic horror themes into a major key. The results, for the most part, turn creepy dread into pleasant elevator music. YouTube user Muted Vocal has uploaded a selection of five of these reworked themes: The X-Files, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, and Saw. The changes are fascinating:
Watch as Sharon Jones and the Tedeschi Trucks Band throw down an incredible version of “Bring It On Home to Me,” the Sam Cooke masterpiece.
Featuring no amps and a whole lot of soul.
Think you know what St. Vincent looks like? How about Sufjan Stevens, or FKA Twigs?
Paste Magazine rendered a handful of musicians using low poly, a digital technique using a low number of polygons to create visual media. The results are interesting and beautiful. Check out the collection.
Ever wondered about the science of a record playing? Fancy yourself an audiophile?
This video, created by Ben Krasnow, host of the Applied Science YouTube channel, does a deep dive into audio nerdery using an electron microscope to see a phonograph needle in an LP groove.