Originally intended as a personal piece for his Brooklyn brownstone, Mike D of the Beastie Boys in collaboration with Flavor Paper, Brooklyn Toile, and Revolver BK’s Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersa, have put together an illustrated ode to the most famous borough in the world.
From Coney Island to Biggie, to the bridge itself, the details and cultural tributes in this piece are perfect for any collector looking to have “Brooklyn in the house.”
Prints and wallpaper versions of the drawing are now available for purchase at Revolver.
Ever look at an album cover and wonder where it was shot?
Enter real-estate agent/music junkie Bob Egan, whose site PopSpots is doing its very best to revist the locations of famous album covers, particularly those which were created in NYC.
It’s amazing to see how many classic covers Egan has already scouted and pinned down via the help of old google earth and some carefully observant city wandering. He’s even done the service of overlaying the orignal album covers over their current street view locations.
As a New Yorker it’s effort that’s nothing less than mind-blowing.
Though some may prefer the digitally produced artworks and studio sterialized settings of today when it comes to album covers, these examples prove that nothing remains more artistically authentic and vintage than those of a raw photograph.
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