11.06.09 by Jeff

Classic Records as Penguin Books!

Huw Gwilliam beautifully re-designed a bunch of classic records mimicking that signature Penguin style. Pure genius.

penguin classic record album cover re-design remix graphic

penguin classic record album cover re-design remix graphic

penguin classic record album cover re-design remix graphic

penguin classic record album cover re-design remix graphic

penguin classic record album cover re-design remix graphic

penguin classic record album cover re-design remix graphic

penguin classic record album cover re-design remix graphic

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.jollybegood.com JollyBeGood

    So awesome! I remember when that beastie boy album dropped…those were the days

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  • Flee.elf

    Heh, it’s a cool ass style – reminds me of the video game stuff like this done by Olly Moss.

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  • http://hellyeahdude.com/collection/ Patrick Algrim

    Jeff, looks like we have similar taste, or the same browsing sources. Hehe! These things are awesome. I really love the older Harry Potter remixes as well!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      hey your site is cool, ive never seen it before – ill keep my eye on it

  • Kyle

    These are awesome….

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    this is great stuff – all the world weary worn covers look amazing. some of these recent albums art work extremely well to this book style -the warp stuff/ belbury poly (have a look)/ and stereolab have gone all out to do this maths text book or benelux graphic design style. i hate to call it retro-future but its vintage now and modern then ! (same meaning) but easily my favorite is a RE- working of the licensed to ill. it stands ot as the leading idea and is very well executed xx love it

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  • http://designstudentdiary.wordpress.com Ioanis

    Really sweet collection you have there!

  • emily

    I would love to see the back of the licence to ill. do you think they even bothered to do one?

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    genius work!

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  • steve byram

    re: licensed to ill,
    i don’t think it works very well. rendering the art in such a generic style adds nothing of value to the original, removing the logo & serial # from the tail kills the visual gag and i’m not quite sure what distressing it has to do with anything. two more points – by making it a square the paperback book connection is weakened and not showing the back removes the punchline.

    it can be expressed by the equation (se1+ se2) – C = –t
    (mixing two stolen elements without the addition of a concept equals a waste of time)

  • emily

    a no to the back cover then?
    – i do agree a little bit, the point was that on first seeing the album it had a wonderfully detailed, really sleek cover but not until most people got it home did they bother to notice the smouldering wreck on the back.
    i wouldnt call it a wate of time though, it completes a really awesome set, purposley made in a certain, unique style.

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    Excellent work…love the concept and execution!

  • hasan

    NOW, If the album was available for re:issue OMG!!! I AM BUYING….

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Grey

    Really kick ass work. How did you get the work to look so old and used?

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  • http://www.SunDustGallery.com Arizona Art Gallery

    These are so cool! It was fun to reminisce seeing some of these because I hadn’t seen them in years.. my mom would love to see what they have done with them! Beautiful and awesome too.

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Drawings by Thailand-based Singaporean artist Elly Liyana Ruslan, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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Part music video, part art installation, the tracks off HVOB’s latest album are something of a dialogue (or rather a “trialogue”) with Austrian artists Clemens Wolf and lichterloh. Each collaboration operates as a self-contained piece (installation, music, and video), highlighting different materials and their mesmerizing transformations. Check out the captivating experimentations for “The Anxiety to Please” off the album Trialog below!

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Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




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