Portraits of Musicians on Old Vinyl Records, by Daniel Edlen

On the very records that hold their music, artist Daniel Edlen creates pitch perfect portraits of famous musicians. Similar to old velvet paintings, he adds the highlights to the dark surface of the vinyl, using only white acrylic paint and a rough-edged brush to dab the likenesses of greats like John Coltrane and Aretha Franklin. Each record is mounted on top of its original cover, with the round paper center peaking through to reveal the name of the artist.

Shred Again: Old Skateboards Become Electric Guitars

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After the invention of the electric guitar in the 1940s and the skateboard in the 1950s, it was simply inevitable that somebody would combine the two classic instruments of shredding. Now Buenos Aires based duo, Ezequiel Galasso and Gianfranco de Gennaro have created Skate Guitar – a project which recycles old skate decks into something ready to soar again… at least in a musical sense.

Dead Like Disco: Musicians Who Left Us Before Their Time

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We’re certainly grateful for all these dead. David Maclennan’s excellent new series, Dead Like Disco, features a host of famous musicians who “passed away before their time.” Obviously the collection includes Buddy Holly, Jim Morrison and Jimmy Hendrix… all musicians who left us in the prime of their genius and before they could fully give their musical gift to the world. Maclennan has done the series in a cool skull-based style fitting of the subject matter, but each is detailed in bright colors equally fitting of these artists and the creative spirit they embodied while alive. In their famous hairstyles we catch a glimpse of some of their more famous lyrics.