The Bigger Picture: Famous Album Covers Shown With The Worlds Outside Their Margins
A web design company named Aptitude gathered an interesting collection of famous album covers – from the Beatles to Michael Jackson and from Justin Bieber to Adele – and extended them to show what they imagine might have been happening outside their margins. “The Bigger Picture” is a quirky tribute to album covers as an art form.
“Album cover art used to be meticulously created to portray some kind of message that the band or artist was trying to convey,” explain Aptitude. “But in this digital age, buying an album has become less about buying a physical package to buying a digital version out of convenience.”
“So in honour of a once coveted industry standard, we take a look at some of the most iconic album covers over the years and put our own spin on them by revealing ‘the bigger picture’.”
More info: aptitude.co.uk (h/t: laughingsquid)
Nirvana “Nevermind” (1991)
Michael Jackson “Off The Wall” (1979)
Blur “Parklife” (1994)
Fatboy Slim “Why Try Harder” (2006)
Justin Bieber “My World” (2010)
Adele “19” (2008)
Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A.” (1984)
The Beatles “Abbey Road” (1969)
Lame. Notice how the Bieber one looks like NYPD in Miami? Try harder. Or maybe try making art instead of just converting other people’s work into shitty web content.
Some of these are flat out genius. My faves: Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Beatles, and of course Bieber; it’s very appropiate. Hate the Michael Jackson one, sorry. =/
because you don’t know the rest
Born in the USA is perfect.
brilliant, all of them !!