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Sleeveface book by Carl Morris & John Rostron – available now!

sleeveface be the vinyl book

This is what the new Sleeveface book looks like. It’s out now!

This book WON’T help you lose weight, make friends or money, won’t help you give up chocolate or change the way you think. It will, however, make you laugh, stare and wonder at the brilliance of Sleeveface!
Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

BUY THE BOOK

Available in all good book shops. These links go straight to the book.

CANADA
Amazon Canada

FRANCE
Rock On Wall

GERMANY
Amazon Germany
bol.de
buch.de
buchkatalog.de
buecher.de
libri.de

IRELAND
Dubray Books

UK
Amazon UK
Blackwell
Borders
Waterstones

USA
Amazon USA
Barnes & Noble USA
Find an independent USA bookstore

ASIA
AUSTRALIA
EUROPE
LATIN AMERICA
NEW ZEALAND
SINGAPORE
SOUTH AFRICA
The book now has selected distribution in all these places. Try your favourite bookstore.

OTHER PLACES
The book is also available now in other places on import.

If you want to tip-off a book shop, the publisher is called Artisan Workman. If you have any questions about purchasing the book or stocking it in your shop, please email submit@sleeveface.com

Hooray!

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BACKGROUND

Let’s recap. It started with a Paul McCartney sleeve, then swiftly led to one or more persons in Cardiff, Wales having TOO MUCH fun ransacking their record shelves – from Rolling Stones to Nugent to Bowie to Cymande to Streisand. And people brandishing cameras yelling “up a bit, down a bit”.

Sleeveface has heralded several positive outcomes for humanity. Viz:

- How To Sleeveface – the vid by Ewan Jones-Morris – which you have surely seen by now…

- Flickr and Facebook groups

- Some rip-roaring Sleeveface parties

- A worldwide shortage of Barry Manilow records

- Students and dogs covering their faces with record sleeves

- Sleeveface, the book

So what’s in the book? Initially I envisaged a lengthy academic thesis about how it combines Marcel Duchamp’s readymades and Magritte’s treachery of images to form Warholian pop art. I’m kidding. The book publisher would rightly have stuck up a nose to that.

So it’s a 192-page compilation of Sleeveface pictures – hilarious, debonair, artistic – and in full colour! (Color!)

It makes a great present for that certain person in your life. Namely, the person who likes books featuring pictures of people holding record sleeves in front of their faces.

carl morris, john rostron and sleeveface friends

SLEEVE NOTES

Sleeveface the book was compiled by Carl Morris and John Rostron with the help of friends – and talented contributors from around the world.

The Sleeveface photograph on the book cover was done by Gunnar Bangsmoen. It’s a record by the band Bob Hund who are signed to Silence records. Original design of the sleeve is by Martin Kann.

“Be the vinyl” is taken from a rather enthusiastic quote by Andy Bell of Erasure when he heard about Sleeveface.