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Beatboxing classic album covers come to life
10.20.2014
02:03 pm

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Animation
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Israeli artist and director Vania Heymann started creating videos when he was a student at Bezalal Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He has been praised by the likes of evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and atheist author Sam Harris. His latest video (made with his frequent collaborator Israeli musician Roy Kafri who provides the beatboxing with his song “Mayokero”) has a series of classic albums covers from bands like The Smiths, ABBA, David Bowie and Prince move their “mouths” and sing along.
 

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Famous album covers overlaid onto Google Street View
04.08.2014
05:38 am

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Music
Science/Tech

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album covers

Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Jones Street, West Village, New York City
 
This idea may have been done before this, but I can’t remember seeing it before now. Lots of notable album covers were taken in city streets, so why not overlay some popular album covers onto Google Street View? I once had to take a picture of the building on the cover of Physical Graffiti for a scavenger hunt, so I know exactly where that one is. (You’d never notice it just walking around. For one thing, the big red letters are missing.) I’ve been to London a dozen times and I’ve never done the Abbey Road saunter. I think I’ve been to Ludlow and Rivington and thought about Paul’s Boutique once, not sure.
 
Rush
Moving Pictures, Rush. Ontario Legislature, Toronto
 
Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin. St. Mark’s Place, East Village, New York City

 
Pink Floyd
Animals, Pink Floyd. Battersea Power Station, Wandsworth, London
 
Jackson Browne
Late for the Sky, Jackson Browne. Hancock Park, Los Angeles
 
More after the jump…

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Famous album covers rendered in Lego
01.10.2014
06:16 am

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Amusing
Music

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Lego
album covers

Roxy Music, Country Life
 
Someone’s created a Tumblr of famous record albums that have been “pixelated” and turned into 40"x40” Lego grids. They’re quite nice.

These Lego albums are so well—one might say perfectly—executed that I find myself wondering about the color choices available to Lego users—these covers appear to use every color in the Pantone universe. I suppose if you’re using Lego Digital Designer, you can use these colors.

Which begs the question: Are these actual Lego constructions or were they made in Lego Digital Designer? And if they were made in Lego Digital Designer, does that make them any less real?

The albums pictured here are so well known that I’m not going to bother identifying them—the Tumblr itself ranges more widely across the musical spectrum.
 
The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
 
Talking Heads, Remain in Light
 
Michael Jackson, Thriller
 
Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
 
Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Airplane Over the Sea
 
The Velvet Underground, Loaded
 
Inevitably, here’s The White Stripes, “Fell in Love with a Girl”:

 
via Ufunk

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