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.
Rock On Wall
The book now has selected distribution in all these places. Try your favourite bookstore.
The book is also available now in other places on import.
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…
– 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.
“Be the vinyl” is taken from a rather enthusiastic quote by Andy Bell of Erasure when he heard about Sleeveface.