Temper – the UK’s foremost contemporary conceptual artist – has hand-selected 12 instantly recognizable album covers as the starting point for his illustrative re-imagining of these famous cover works. And boy, fans and collectors alike are in for a visual treat. To underline our point, take a look at this, his brand new ‘Scrawls New Peek’ composition, which the eagle-eyed amongst you will acknowledge as a modern pictorial take on hip-hop pioneers, The Beastie Boys’ classic, ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album sleeve design.
Successfully morphing actual album cover photo-realistic footage with his Temper’s familiar B-Boy characters, has proved to be a graphic master stroke, thus creating this seamless link between old and new, for an array of audiences to experience and enjoy. Limited to a mere 195 editions of this giclee on paper affair, Arron Bird’s (aka, Temper) moniker is emblazoned across each individual copy to add even further kudos to a composition already jam-packed with must-haveness.