14.04.14 by Jeff

Classic Album Covers in Google Street View


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.


Moving Pictures by Rush



The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan



Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin



Late for the Sky by Jackson Browne



(What’s the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis



Abbey Road by the Beatles




Willy and the Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival



The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem



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

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  • 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?