U.K. artist David Marsh uses Pantone color chips to recreate cover art from iconic rock recordings. Each image contains 1369 chips, yielding an intriguing pixilated effect. See his take on Nirvana’s Nevermind, Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Zappa’s Weasels Ripped my Flesh and more.
The attraction of classic album art isn’t hard to figure out, but I have to wonder if there’s a numerological significance to the fact that each image is 39 by 39 chips. Still, it’s amazing how a recognizable image can be recreated from the viewer’s memory with so few colors. [TB]
More images are at David Marsh’s website.