Vinyl Faces Art
September 7, 2011 5:19 PM   Subscribe

"People cover one part of their bodies with record sleeves which gives an illusion and just looks great." That is all.
posted by kinnakeet (36 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Know Your Meme calls it Sleeveface
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:22 PM on September 7, 2011


Yeah, that's what we called it the last time.
posted by tomswift at 5:32 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey! Here's mine! Here's mine!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:33 PM on September 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


Five pages, and no Ween's "Chocolate and Cheese"? Fail, internet. Fail.
posted by hincandenza at 5:37 PM on September 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


This and the Streets of Fire post make two psuedo-doubles...
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:38 PM on September 7, 2011


Well, I like it. :D
posted by Glinn at 5:43 PM on September 7, 2011


Yeah, that's what we called it the last time.

But if you pull up the old post on your computer and the new one on your iPhone, then position the iPhone in front of your monitor until the comments line up it looks awesome!
posted by snofoam at 5:52 PM on September 7, 2011 [9 favorites]


How fun!
posted by MissySedai at 5:54 PM on September 7, 2011


So, this will be deleted I guess, but the last picture on page 4, of Macca reading his own Biography, is genius.
posted by holdkris99 at 5:55 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Five pages, and no Ween's "Chocolate and Cheese"? Fail, internet. Fail.

You know, the internet is like one big wiki. You could correct this failure.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:56 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


So... it does! That amused me more than I expected.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:57 PM on September 7, 2011


Yeah, that's what we called it the last time.

You'll note that the link there is all but dead: every image but one has been removed.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:57 PM on September 7, 2011


It's only a matter of time before some kid comes into this thread and says "That looks pretty neat, but why did so many musicians make little square posters back then?"
posted by snofoam at 6:05 PM on September 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


The blending of the clothing on most of these is completely amazing.
posted by DU at 6:15 PM on September 7, 2011


This one pretty much wins.
posted by davebush at 6:58 PM on September 7, 2011 [6 favorites]


Yeah, davebush, that's pretty badass.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:59 PM on September 7, 2011


Yeah, that one is crazy.
posted by Glinn at 7:00 PM on September 7, 2011


There's an advertising campaign for a local radio station here in Ottawa that uses this. I didn't realize this was a thing.
posted by LN at 7:00 PM on September 7, 2011


I wondered why this idea never caught on in the vinyl era , then I realized that it would take a fair number of tries to get the seams and the parallax just right, and this whole meme depends on digital snapshots as much as vinyl LP jackets.
posted by bendybendy at 7:12 PM on September 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


Totally worth it just as setup for this puppy.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:31 PM on September 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


no Ween's "Chocolate and Cheese"

Found.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:43 PM on September 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


This one is pretty sublime.
posted by koeselitz at 8:54 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Works in videos too: Knight Music's "Green River Killer" (.mp4; YT).
posted by progosk at 9:48 PM on September 7, 2011


This one is pretty sublime.

He's pointing at the audience with his pinky. That's one classy guy.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:27 AM on September 8, 2011


See also, Carl Morris's (original?) Sleeveface blog.
posted by ceiriog at 6:31 AM on September 8, 2011


...which is where most of the images seem to be taken from, without attribution.
posted by ceiriog at 8:17 AM on September 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Some also taken from the Sleeveface group on Flickr.

No attribution, no links, and a donation button to buy the blogger a new Mac. Classy.
posted by ceiriog at 8:23 AM on September 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wondered why this idea never caught on in the vinyl era , then I realized that it would take a fair number of tries to get the seams and the parallax just right, and this whole meme depends on digital snapshots as much as vinyl LP jackets.

bendybendy, it would be easy to snap in one shot with film SLRs. I saved to buy one as a teenager; it's not like they were rare.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:04 AM on September 8, 2011


Mine.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:14 AM on September 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wondered why this idea never caught on in the vinyl era ,

Correct me if I'm wrong but back in those days, the understanding was that records were something you were supposed to listen to, not play with.
posted by philip-random at 9:17 AM on September 8, 2011


... and umm, still no use of this baby?
posted by philip-random at 9:22 AM on September 8, 2011


I think this was big on the internet, like, twelve years ago?

The internet will eat itself. Oh wait. It already has. *Burp*.
posted by Decani at 10:46 AM on September 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Actually, philip-random, as I recall the most important thing next to the music itself was the album cover, preferably read by a friend sitting on your dorm floor. And of course the covers were also "great for cleaning (70s seed-filled) herb".
posted by kinnakeet at 11:07 AM on September 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yup, kinnakeet. Right as rain, you are.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:58 PM on September 8, 2011


... and umm, still no use of this baby?
posted by philip-random at 9:22 AM on September 8 [+] [!]


Oh, THAT? No no no no no... you're not ready to step into the court of the Crimson King. At this stage in your training, an album like that could turn you into an EVIL scientist!
posted by FatherDagon at 9:14 AM on September 9, 2011


I'm ready.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:42 PM on September 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


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