14.04.14 by Jeff

Classic Album Covers in Google Street View

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Last week I posted the fantastic “Dark Side of the Covers” project, where an artist imagined the flip side to iconic album covers. I just came across this equally cool blog post by Reddit user Shystone (Halley Docherty), who is now a “Google Street View specialist” at The Guardian.

Docherty has taken classic album covers and placed them into their precise locations using Google Streetview. Above is Beastie Boys “Paul’s Boutique” album cover in New York’s Lower East Side on the corner of Ludlow and Rivington.

See lots more below.


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Moving Pictures by Rush

 

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The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan

 

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Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin

 

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Late for the Sky by Jackson Browne

 

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(What’s the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis

 

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Abbey Road by the Beatles

 

 

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Willy and the Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

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The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem

 

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Animals by Pink Floyd

 

Check out Halley Docherty’s full post on The Guardian for a little more information on each location. You might also wanna check out Shystone’s Reddit post doing the same thing with paintings.

 













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



  • https://plus.google.com/112767041460502214504 Greg Miernicki

    Awesome!

  • Taber Craxous

    Amazing photos my friend!!!!

  • Marisol Cabrera

    Wow I can’t imagine the effort it took to track some of these down. Sweet

    • ninobenito

      yes. the effort.

  • Tony Dovi

    Super cool! Thanks for posting this. My brother and I created the Sleevefacer app that does this same thing pretty well. I’ve included one below that I shot of the same Oasis cover while in Seoul. You can check out a huge gallery with some of these photos (along with a bunch of sleevefaces) here: http://site.sleevefacer.com/sleevefacer-app.html And, you can also find the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleevefacer/id471522760?mt=8

  • Tony Dovi

    One more from a day at the beach…

  • Jordan Searle

    Where is the doors hotel morrison?





29.05.16 by Staff

“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey

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Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli

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A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng

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Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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