Artist Hilariously Reveals What’s Happening Outside The Frames Of Famous Music Album Covers

The covers of the most famous music albums are iconic in their own right. The images are often very powerful and game changing, and become associated with the artist, the music, and the era itself, and the most original ones of them all dictate the trends for decades. Some of these images are even considered perfect. Which is why nobody in their right mind would want to add something a little extra to them, you know, to make it better… right? Continue reading »

Weird And Wonderful Illustrated Letters From A 16th Century Songbook

The Songbook of Zeghere van Male contains local and international 500 year old songs and motets. Made in 1542, the 1200-page long book is rich in illuminations, depicting ornamental and historiated initials and interlinear drawings not necessarily related to its content. Continue reading »

A Designer Assembled a Hundred Covers of Famous Music Albums from LEGO

Brooklyn-based designer Adnan Lotia has published almost a hundred of his unusual works in the last 4.5 months, trying to recreate iconic album covers from LEGO cubes. He posts his mesmerizing works on Instagram almost every day, in which he repeats the image of this or that cover. Continue reading »

Lovely Vintage Photos of Rock Stars Posing With Their Kitty Cats

Johnny Ramone

Who doesn’t like rock stars and cute kitty cats?

Though their contributions rarely receive credit, pets have played their part across pop history. An animal’s presence can offer comfort, laughter, inspiration, or annoyance, and earning a pet’s affection can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Naturally, those emotions can’t help but bleed into an artist’s work. Continue reading »

Fabulous Photos Show Billy Idol’s Styles in the 1970s and ’80s

Born 1955 as William Michael Albert Broad, English musician, singer, songwriter and actor Billy Idol first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from the London punk rock scene as the lead singer of the group Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to international recognition and made Idol a lead artist during the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” in the United States. The name “Billy Idol” was inspired by a schoolteacher’s description of him as “idle”. Continue reading »

“Debbie Harry And Me”: Shooting The Blondie Singer in 1970s New York City

These photographs were taken in the mid and late 1970s, when everyone was in a band, or wanted to be. Blondie seemed to encapsulate the gritty, cool, grindhouse, cheaper-to-rent, derelict, eccentric New York City that spread tales of fear, new sounds and happenings across the globe, and made you ache to visit. Continue reading »

From Death Cab to the Grateful Dead, an Artist Reimagines the Classic Rock Posters

Suburban Avenger Studios is Luke Martin, Taylor Keating, and their two cats – Meatball and Egg. Continue reading »

Ozzy Ironing a Baby, 1983

Ozzy Osbourne ironing a baby in 1983 as photographed by Mark Weiss. Weiss was a photographer for Circus Magazine beginning in the late 1970s where he began photographing Rock music’s legends. He has photographed many popular album covers including several for Bon Jovi. Continue reading »

Pop Stars Get ‘Vaccinated’ In Photo Collages by Eisen Bernardo

Rihanna’s Loud

According to an artist: “This is to increase awareness and conversations regarding vaccination against Covid-19. I combined pop album/single covers with vaccination photos. The results are funny and tongue-in-cheek collages. Continue reading »

Amazing Photographs Capture Punk Scenes in East Germany During the 1980s

Bluesmass, Berlin, 1983

Harald Hauswald / OSTKREUZ

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s there were new movements within the German punk scene, led by labels like ZickZack Records, from Hamburg. It was during this period that the term Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) was first coined by Alfred Hilsberg, owner of ZickZack Records. Many of these bands played experimental post-punk, often using synthesizers and computers. Continue reading »

“The Stone Age Techno”: Amazing Photographs of the Silver Apples Performing in New York City, 1968

Silver Apples jammed with Jimi Hendrix, counted John Lennon as a fan, and produced extraordinary electronic music — with nothing but a drum kit and a pile of electrical junk. Continue reading »

The Story Behind the Photographs of Stevie Nicks With Veils on the Roof of Her House in Venice Beach, 1981

Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac stands in the ocean breeze with her trademark flowy dress sleeves rippling dramatically over her head. The photographs were taken by Neal Preston on the roof of Stevie’s condo in Venice Beach, CA during a shoot for People Magazine. Continue reading »

“Root of All Evil”: The Haunting Graphic Design of Album Covers by IDLEMYND

“I’m Adam (AKA IDLEMYND©), a graphic artist born in ‘91 and raised in the South of England, UK.‍ I’ve worked for 7+ years professionally in the graphic design industry and now specialise independently in the sub-sectors of music and urban fashion. Continue reading »

Impressive Portraits of Grace Jones in the 1970s and 1980s

Grace Jones (born May 19, 1948) is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, she and her family moved to Syracuse, New York, when she was 13. Continue reading »

“Omniverse”: The Supercool Digital Concept Artworks of Ksti Hu

The Berlin-based multimedia artist Ksti Hu’s portfolio includes music videos, techno rave icons, and electronic album covers. And her visual language is based on the deconstruction of graphic design principles. Continue reading »

“Bad Bitch Vibes”: The Superb Badass Digital Concept Artworks of KidEight

KidEight is a graphic designer and 3D digital artist. His work fuses street culture & style with brash saturated colours. He has worked with Atlantic Records, Def Jam, Sony Records, UMG & more. Continue reading »

“Iconic Covers”: Russian Designer Represents Famous Album Covers as Icons

Evgeny Filatov is a multidisciplinary designer & art director based in Moscow, Russia. Let’s take a look at his successful and creative attempt to transform famous classic album covers into modern outlined icons. Continue reading »

The Dark Pen and Ink Drawings of Richey Beckett

Richey Beckett is a pen and ink illustrator based in the Welsh countryside. He has lent his detailed and intricate line to the record covers of some of the world’s biggest bands: Foo Fighters, Pixies, Queen of the Stone Age… Continue reading »

Pictures of The Runaways Go Surfing in April 1976


Michael Ochs/Getty Images

The Runaways were an all-female American rock band that recorded and performed from 1977-1979. The band released four studio albums and one live album during its run. Among their best-known songs are “Cherry Bomb”, “Hollywood”, “Queens of Noise” and a cover version of the Velvet Underground’s “Rock & Roll”. Never a major success in the United States, the Runaways became a sensation overseas, especially in Japan, thanks to the single “Cherry Bomb”. Continue reading »

Selena’s Rare Coca-Cola Photo Shoot, 1994


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History

Selena was a singer-songwriter who came to be known as the “Queen of Tejano music,” a popular form of music originating in Texas and taking influences from polka, rock, conjunto, and mariachi. Continue reading »

Estonian Rapper Tommy Cash Has Collaborated with Adidas on Some Really Long Shoes

Estonian rapper Tommy Cash has collaborated with Adidas Originals for the latest in their ‘Superstar’ campaign, which sees the sportswear brand working with a number of different musicians. Continue reading »

18-Year-Old Teddy Boy George Photographed by Friend Jurgen Vollmer in 1961 at Rabenstraße Stop in Hamburg

Jurgen Vollmer captured these images of George Harrison with wind-blown, slicked back hair during and after a ferry ride on Hamburg Lake in Spring 1961. By this time, The Beatles had adopted the brushed forward hairstyle worn by Vollmer, Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann. Vollmer recalled: “…occasionally George would comb his hair forward, but always combed it back again. He said the Rockers gave him funny looks.” Continue reading »

Flaming Lips Hold ‘space Bubble’ Gigs to Get Covid Creative


Wayne Coyne

The Flaming Lips are known for frontman Wayne Coyne zorbing in a large transparent ball over the crowd at their gigs. So with COVID-19 restrictions putting a halt to most live music since March 2020, the US rock band came up with an inspired way to pull off some unique socially distanced shows. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos of Cher Taken by Richard Avedon for Vogue in 1966

Born 1923 in New York City, American photographer Richard Avedon began working as an advertising photographer for a department store in 1944, but was quickly endorsed by Alexey Brodovitch, who was art director for the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Lillian Bassman also promoted Avedon’s career at Harper’s. Continue reading »

Grotesque Medieval Music Sheets From Chansonnier of Zeghere van Male from 1542

The 16th-century scribes of Bruges had a lot of fun illuminating this musical manuscript, because it’s full of gorgeous, fascinating and downright bizarre illustrations. The song book is called the Cambrai Chansonnier and was made for the pleasure of aristocratic local Zeghere van Male. Continue reading »