Shiny shiny records

Here's my piece for the Illustrators Australia A3 show, which is opening this Friday at Northcote Town Hall.

By chance, it also fits with Illustration Friday's theme this week 'Shiny'.
This sentimental bun is not one for tiny white headphones with tiny dead sounds. He prefers his tunes on big, shiny vinyl.

I must admit, I love vinyl too and have a little record stash, mostly collected from one favourite record store in my teen years when it was cheaper to buy records than CD's, and I was into old rock bands anyway.
Here are a few of my faves (it's so hard to choose!)

From Top Left: Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde. Bob looks like a fixie-riding hipster on this cover. Except he's not. He's frigging Bob Dylan. I love the blurry photo.

Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds. Not the best album, but I absolutely love the cover.

Beatles - White album. Words are not enough. I've listened to this about a million billion times. Amazing to think how daring this cover would have been at the time.

Roberta Flack - First Take. This one was a present from Matt when we first started dating. What an album! Roberta kills 'Compared to What' and 'Tryin Times'.

There are so many more, I could go on all night, but I've already geeked out too much. Do you have a stash of records too? What are your faves?


Erin Vaganos said...

awesome...great style :)

Kent said...

Cool style! Love Mr.Rabbit. Wonderful color sense.


ummm....my late Dad probably had a vinyl collections as well, but they're all gone now... the player has broken since i can remember..haha.
Anyway... i absolutely LOVE your simple style, they're adorable!