Discographisme Récréatif [Homemade Record Sleeves]

Official description: “Discographisme Récréatif [Homemade Record Sleeves] is both a documentary and archival work begun in 1996. It’s composed of different iconographic montages made from record sleeves and CD jackets. The distinctive feature: these covers, be they 45s, 33s, or CDs, mostly found at flea markets, have all been redone or modified by anonymous individuals using the original covers as a guideline and as a source of inspiration. The first book issued in 2004 compiled around 100 examples of found altered or homemade record sleeves. The second one contains around 200 sleeves.” The first volume of this book was already an absolute winner and this new volume goes much further, with twice the number of images and larger pages. This book highlights a trove of found creative efforts with many handmade album covers that exceed the design qualities of the originals. A true celebration of the kind of visual playfulness that makes the distinction between official works of art and other creative endeavors so unimportant. We imported a limited number of copies of this book, first and foremost because we wanted our own copies and couldn’t find it over here at all. Act fast vinyl lovers. This wasn’t easy to get and it might be a while before we are able to import more.

Text: Caillet Patrice. pp. 240; COL; paperback. Publisher: Editions Bricolage, Saint-Denis, 2009.

ISBN: 9782914697361| 2914697368

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Official description: “Discographisme Récréatif [Homemade Record Sleeves] is both a documentary and archival work begun in 1996. It’s composed of different iconographic montages made from record sleeves and CD jackets. The distinctive feature: these covers, be they 45s, 33s, or CDs, mostly found at flea markets, have all been redone or modified by anonymous individuals using the original covers as a guideline and as a source of inspiration. The first book issued in 2004 compiled around 100 examples of found altered or homemade record sleeves. The second one contains around 200 sleeves.” The first volume of this book was already an absolute winner and this new volume goes much further, with twice the number of images and larger pages. This book highlights a trove of found creative efforts with many handmade album covers that exceed the design qualities of the originals. A true celebration of the kind of visual playfulness that makes the distinction between official works of art and other creative endeavors so unimportant. We imported a limited number of copies of this book, first and foremost because we wanted our own copies and couldn’t find it over here at all. Act fast vinyl lovers. This wasn’t easy to get and it might be a while before we are able to import more.

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