OK. These are a bit old now (2003), but this is the first time I’ve seen them. So here goes.
For those of us who feel we know the Beatles album catalogue like it is part of our DNA it is always interesting to have that challenged from time to time.
The visual nature of collecting has always intrigued me. How you can know so many of the variations of album covers and album art. Looking at and handling these all the time I guess means they become ingrained in your subconscious memory. That’s why I was intrigued to see these examples of the catalogue stripped right back to the basics by British artist Jonathan Lewis.
It’s Beatle album cover inspired pixel work. I recommend taking a few steps back (or squinting) to really see how amazing these painting are.
You can see all the collection in an online book called “The Pixles” (after “The Beatles (White Album”)….but these are five of my favourites:
Please Please Me
Magical Mystery Tour
And last, but not least, Abbey Road