Nursing home residents pose for album cover recreations, from Adele to Queen

While in quarantine, residents at a North London elderly care facility, and their caregivers, have been posing like Adele, Madonna, David Bowie, and other musical artists for an album cover recreation project. The photographer, Sydmar Lodge's Activities Coordinator Robert Speker, writes that it's his "job and privilege to keep them entertained during the COVID crisis with no outside entertainers or family." He has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the home:

As this situation is on-going it could be months before the situation changes for them and the need to keep them happy entertained and full of spirit has never been more crucial.

The photography project - recreating Classic Album covers, with the Residents and Carers has raised awareness globally but with no funds for the home which was my original intention.

Elderly people will remain in lockdown for a long time, and I want to make their time as happy and full of enjoyment and interest as possible.

image via The Show Must Go On/GoFundMe

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Vinyl Divas: vintage opera diva album art is weird and wonderful

Vinyl Divas is a comprehensive collection of vintage classical music divas, and it ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous to the sublimely ridiculous. Includes lists by artist name, collection based on themes, and even vanity albums by self-published divas. The fashion, the makeup, the styles, the taste both good and bad... prepare to go down a rabbit hole of 20th century nostalgia. Read the rest

Classic album covers mashed up with Star Wars characters

Steven Lear mashes up beloved albums with beloved Star Wars characters to delightful effect. Some highlights below:

See the whole collection here.

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Famous album covers, reimagined from the other side

Harvezt recreates famous album covers to depict the subjects from opposite or alternative viewpoints. Some are subtle masterpieces, others gloriously cheeky, but my favorite is this ingeniously reversed version of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures. Read the rest