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Rock Heaven: What Deceased Rock Legends Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive Today

Wednesday 11.20.2013 , Posted by

1 aged Bob Marley

When a person dies young, we always wonder what they could have been, how the world would have been different if they were still alive, and what they would look like if they grew to an old age. Sachs Media attempts to answer these questions for some of the greatest rock musicians of all time. Was it their short lives that made their impact on the world so powerful or could they have done more if they had more time? Partnering with photomanipulation company Phojoe the media company created age progressions to show what rock legends Bob Marley, John Lennon, Dennis Wilson, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot, Keith Moon, Bobby Darin, Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain, and Elvis would look like if they were alive today. Then they asked expert musicologists Dr. Reebee Garofalo and Elijah Wald to give their best insights as to what these stars might have accomplished if given the time. [Read more…]

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Blast From the Past: Passports of The Rich & Famous

Tuesday 07.16.2013 , Posted by

1 Passport Photos of Iconic Figures

One of the best perks of fame and riches is the ability to travel the world, but no mater how famous you are, you can’t get very far without a passport. Here is a collection of passports from some of the most iconic jet-setters of yesteryear. It looks like time travel was not the only type of travel Albert Einstein was concerned with and David Bowie also enjoyed floating in a tin can far above the world. Muhammed Ali floated like a butterfly outside of the ring too and Rene Magritte may have gotten inspiration for his surreal works while high in the sky. Roy Orbison may have traveled with The Traveling Wilburys. [Read more…]

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Handwritten Movie Scripts & Lyrics Become Portraits

Sunday 01.13.2013 , Posted by

Mike Matola 1

Remember the good old days when it was not considered corporal punishment to have a student write out “I will not be late to class” five hundred times? Although it may look like this is what’s going on in these hand-written posters by Mike Matola, I assure you it’s voluntary. To create images of musical and movie icons, Matola writes out lyrics and film scripts leaving blank spaces to reveal the musicians or actors. For the posters of Paul, John, Ringo, & George, Matola wrote the complete lyrics of seven Beatles’ albums across the four portraits. For his poster of Jack Nichlolson in The Shining, he appropriately repeated the famous line, “All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy.” While it may seem like tedious work, the LineByLine posters look awesome and are available for purchase on Etsy. See Matola’s latest poster in the making: Pulp Fiction after the jump! [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #271> Music For Your Eyes

Thursday 09.13.2012 , Posted by



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Me + You: Valentines Cards of Iconic Loves

Thursday 02.10.2011 , Posted by

With Valentines Day quickly speeding our way and the number of passé holiday cards stacking up, we though we’d bring you some designs that break the normal pink hearts and cute puppies mold. [Read more…]

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