Published Oct 14, 2008Theres no denying people love their vinyl these days. In fact, many love it so much that they actually want to be the vinyl. Yes, be it. Dont believe us? Just take a look at the growing number of peeps out there sleevefacing, aka putting an album sleeve in front of your face and then getting someone to snap a pic of the new, more rocknroll you. In fact, so many people are sleevefacing that now theres a whole book coming out about it, the appropriately titled Sleeveface: Be the Vinyl.
Released December 1, the book of sleevefacing pics comes courtesy of Artisan Division of Workman Publishing and features 192 pages of wannabes and look-a-likes posing as everyone from Dennis Wilson to Morrissey to Madonna. In the words of the press release: "This hilarious, debonair and artistic gift book... will appeal to record collectors, music lovers across the generations, and anybody which is to say everybody who ever fancied him or herself a rock god.
Or according to BBC Radio 1s Huw Stephens, "This book wont help you lose weight, make friends or money, won't help you give up chocolate or change the way you think. It will, however, make you laugh, stare and wonder at the brilliance of sleeveface!"
To purchase this fine piece of coffee table fodder, you can order one here. Or to learn more about all this so-called "sleevefacing, you can watch this very informative instructional video below: