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Classic Album Covers in Clipart and Comic Sans
posted by Foci for Analysis (31 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not only is this the best thing I've seen all year, this is likely to be the best thing I will see all year. Thank you.
posted by The Discredited Ape at 10:11 AM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


oh my... Time to update all my album art in iTunes.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:12 AM on January 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


I don't know which is more offensive - some of the things they consider classic albums (or at least classic album covers) or the atrocities they've committed to the rest of them.
posted by atbash at 10:13 AM on January 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Smash your totems!
posted by Burhanistan at 10:15 AM on January 10, 2012


These are awesome.
posted by Artw at 10:19 AM on January 10, 2012


This one is kinda cheating as that clip art is clearly a knockoff off the Warhol print used for the cover of the album.

Also, I don't mean to be a hipster music snob (I AM LYING I AM SO LYING) but Mayhem's Grand Declaration of War is absolutely no one's idea of a classic album or album cover or anything more than a post-script in their career, really.
posted by griphus at 10:20 AM on January 10, 2012


I hope he does my request for "In the Court of the Crimson King"
posted by bxyldy at 10:22 AM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The things I've seen people make with MS Paint...
posted by odinsdream at 10:23 AM on January 10, 2012


I was all set to hate this, or at least glance and move on, but I enjoyed it. That NWA one is great. Also love U2's War.
posted by bondcliff at 10:23 AM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love the Hole one
posted by supermedusa at 10:27 AM on January 10, 2012


Classic Album Covers in Clipart and Comic Sans

You're reading this wrong unless you realize that THESE are the classic album covers, not what they're based on.
posted by chavenet at 10:27 AM on January 10, 2012


Also, ha ha ha, from the FAQ:

Will you do Sergeant Pepper?

No.

posted by griphus at 10:29 AM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Sex Pistols cover doesn't change much.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:34 AM on January 10, 2012


Comic Sans might actually be less ugly than the font on the cover of London Calling.
posted by chairmanroflmao at 10:35 AM on January 10, 2012


chairmanroflmao: "Comic Sans might actually be less ugly than the font on the cover of London Calling"

Blame Elvis Presley.
posted by namewithoutwords at 10:39 AM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Velvet Underground & Nico is just adorable!
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:45 AM on January 10, 2012


I'm mostly "meh" about these, but the one for Nevermind is kind of awesome. And, for some reason, the Beatle's White Album seems brilliant. Either that or really, really lazy.
posted by asnider at 11:00 AM on January 10, 2012


Prodigy's The Fat of the Land made me smirk at the thought of a sunny, steel drum rendition of Smack My Bitch Up or Firestarter. And to refresh my memory, I had to look up the original cover and realized it still doesn't match the content.
“I loved this cover,” Howlett is quoted as saying, “because I thought the picture had real attitude. It looks like the crab is saying, ’This is my beach.’
Yes, real attitude.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:17 AM on January 10, 2012


I was all set to hate on this, and then I got to Mayhem's "Grand Declaration of War". Well done.
posted by Dark Messiah at 11:29 AM on January 10, 2012


So, if you use a shitty font and shitty clip-art, your cover will look stupid?
posted by Crane Shot at 11:51 AM on January 10, 2012


Zonoscope is classic now?
posted by blucevalo at 11:56 AM on January 10, 2012


I totally laughed at the Cradle of Filth cover. The clip art version of Lady Bathory, famous for bathing in the blood of virgins in pursuit of eternal youth, is hilarious.
posted by kaibutsu at 11:59 AM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


In what demented universe is "Cut/Copy" either a classic album or a classic album cover?

"London Calling" made me LOL.
posted by Decani at 12:04 PM on January 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cut/Copy is the band. Their album is Zonoscope, with cover art by Tsunehisa Kimura.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:56 PM on January 10, 2012


I was smiling and amused until I got to Pet Sounds.

Then I lol'ed.
posted by anthom at 1:20 PM on January 10, 2012


Oh SNAP, I'm crying here - New Day Rising intercepts the pass, Damaged runs the touchdown, and N.W.A. spikes the ball. I want to see AMMusic 1966.
posted by porn in the woods at 1:35 PM on January 10, 2012


You people had better just stop encouraging comic sans like this.
posted by orme at 2:15 PM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


No love for Joy Division or Let It Bleed?

Seriously, these were surprisingly awesome.

The Sex Pistols cover doesn't change much.

Neither does Back in Black.
posted by Gelatin at 3:31 PM on January 10, 2012


Yeah, lolz several times with these... so wrong it's so very right
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:04 PM on January 11, 2012


The weirdest thing about this is realizing I'm not the only person who considered* dog man star a classic album.

*In my defense, I was a few years too young to "get it" when it came out.
posted by psoas at 5:39 PM on January 11, 2012


This is the kind of world I want to live in.
posted by pomegranate2012 at 8:26 PM on January 11, 2012


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