Tuesday, October 09, 2007

And now for something completely different...

I was recently digging through some boxes of old lp records and cassette tapes (yes, I am that old) and ran across these puppies.

I used to tape all my lp's because I didn't want to have to buy copies to listen to them in the car or walkman (old old old...). But I missed having the art of the albums, so I started drawing the bands logos on the little piece of sticker paper you got with each cassette. Of course that lead to full-blown paintings of the album covers on the tiny 2"x3" surface. I remember enjoying the challenge of rearranging the square compositions into the horizontal ones. This was around high school. I've got more, but I don't know where they are.

Anyway... it was a blast from the past for me, but probably a "What the...?" for you.



7 comments:

Tracy said...

As a record( I am old too) and music collector (still have about 3000 albums) as well.......THAT IS THE COOLEST THING I HAVE SEEN!!!!!! I wish I would have tought of that!

Tracy

david hong said...

wow daren that is awesome, indeed!

Tikigeo said...

That is fucking great!!
Find more! You sould have a little gallery of all those on your webpage.

Dana said...

Absolutely wicked idea, and killer execution on these 2 fine examples. I personally would love to see all of those you can find. I'm sure I'm not alone in that thinking.

Bravo!

mongoosedog said...

O M G! you're insane! i mean that's not normal, I mean O M G! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
no really it's pure genius! ;)

RUSH pwnz! btw

ChristinaF said...

that's friggin' cool!

HaunRogue said...

I remember you digging these out for me YEARS ago at your old house in Del Mar... you had a bunch of them... I remember KISS Creatures of the Night, and another Rush one... I can't remember which one now... you are so funny! That is nuts, but SO friggin' cool!