Stories Hidden In Images: A Designer Has Created Book Covers Made Of Random Stock Photos

Alan Moore, the author of the comic V for Vendetta, noticed once that people tend to imagine their own lives as stories, and they browse them as in a movie – by rewinding to an appropriate moment.

The truth is that we are a narrative genre – we just love to listen and to tell stories. First, we listen to fairy tales read by parents and with time we start looking for new ones in books, comics and movies. We have an irresistible attraction to fictionalization – our minds create stories based on perceived images and thus, reveal our personalities and the power of imagination.

In PIXERS, we experience a boundless number of images and an equal amount of our clients’ stories every day. Sometimes, we get tired of such an overproduction and we try to exercise our imagination by assigning new unexpected meanings to the images that usually only flash in front of our eyes.

Below, you can see the effect of such an experiment: 10 book covers made of random stock photos by our graphic designer, and with fictional plots that I invented myself. Are these books new (imaginative) bestsellers?

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For me, this image is a depiction of loneliness. I’ve imagined an elephant that is the last elephant on the planet after a nuclear disaster. He travels on a cloud of radioactive dust and dreams of meeting a soul mate… The title of this book would be “Atomic Elephant”. Continue reading »

Finally, It’s Here. A Collection Of 50 Outrageous Album Covers Ever. Certainly.

The word “outrageous” has many definitions, some positive and some negative. “Exceeding the limits of what is usual.” “Deficient in propriety or good taste.” “Something that doesn’t make any goddamn sense.” Alright, so we made up one of those, but you get the idea. So what makes a truly outrageous album cover? For our list, we simplified the criteria: It should be something that makes you scratch your head and say, “Huh?” Continue reading »

When Hijab Was Not In Force, Vintage Photographs Show How Iranian Women Dressed In The 1960s And 1970s

There was a good balance of modernity and modesty during the 1950s and ’60s. Women were emancipated but kept their Iranian identity. The look was stylish and elegant without being vulgar. Skirts were long and full showing as little skin as possible. Continue reading »

A Collection Of 75 Worst Album Covers Ever. Probably.

Maybe they were deluded by their own sense of grandeur or misguided by overly supportive parents, but one thing is for certain these are easily 75 of the worst album covers from all over the world. Continue reading »

A Holiday Potpourri Of 40 Classy To Wildly Irreverent Vintage Christmas Magazine Covers

Sure, we could have delivered a bunch of boring Christmas magazine back issues, but that’s no fun. Instead, I’ve selected a stack of holiday editions which I found interesting – for their irreverence, nostalgia or just plain intangible awesomeness. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends 10 Years Tracking Down The Original Locations Of Vinyl Covers

Alex Bartsch is a photographer who is a true reggae fan. He was first introduced to Bob Marley when he was a child, and he got so inspired that he spent 10 years of his life traveling around London searching for original locations of the most famous reggae vinyl covers from 1967 to 1987. Continue reading »

Worst Christmas Album Covers Of All Time

Looking at these Christmas music album masterpieces only one question pops into mind: “What the hell were they thinking?!” Scroll down to see the ugliest, creepiest and weirdest Christmas album cover art ever. Continue reading »

Book Covers Improved With Googly Eyes

Featured below is a gallery from a photoblog that combines two of mankind’s greatest achievements: literature and googly eyes. Continue reading »

Unsettlingly Bad Europop Album Covers From The 1970s & 80s

Rock on to the worst in funny, creepy bad album cover art from the Netherlands. Dutch singles are a ridiculously small niche, but there are some ridiculously bad covers to explore. Take a look! Continue reading »

Here’s What’s Happening Outside Of Famous Music Album Covers

Russian artist Igor Lipchanskiy has created a hilarious series of photos that show what’s really happening outside of the frames of iconic album covers: Continue reading »

26 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2017

Hollow by Owen Egerton. Design by Matt Dorfman.

The fundamental rule of all readers is to never judge a book by its cover, but whether we spot a gorgeous book in someone’s hands or displayed in a bookstore, the cover piques our curiosity. Buzzfeed rounded up some unique and breathtaking book covers of the year 2017 that are sure to catch your eye and your heart. Continue reading »

Famous Classic Album Covers Mashed Up With Star Wars Characters

Steve Lear is a London-based, digital artist with a self-proclaimed, “unhealthy obsession for movies, music and Photoshop.” And he’s making the freaking awesomest Star Wars themed album cover mash-ups you’ve ever seen. Continue reading »

Famous Album Covers Brought Onto Their Original New York City Locations Where They Were Shot

The Ramones at Inscope Arch. (cover to a 45-single)

(photo by David Gahr)

Bob Egan’s hobby is really interesting. He brings classic albums to the present. He finds the actual location, where each cover was shot and alternates the angle and distance, so as the photo can match the current version of the venue. Continue reading »

This Artist Created Very Cute Covers Of The Music World, Replacing Singers With Cats

The kittens always success on the internet. For those who like to see them in fun poses, musician and designer Alfra Martini has created The Kitten Covers, a blog with classic album covers with cats digitally inserted on the scene, replacing the stars cover. Continue reading »

Barber Abandons Plans For Expensive New Flooring… And Covers His Shop With 70,000 Pennies

A barber came up with a clever way to cut costs by laying the floor of his new shop with 70,000 1p pieces. Rich Holtham, owner of BS4 Barbers in Dudley, West Midlands, came up with the idea after he was given an estimate of £1,000 to arrange the flooring. Continue reading »