Ever looked at your pile of dirty laundry and thought: ‘that’d make an ace album cover!’ Yeah, neither have we – but someone has. The anonymous artist at The Sock Covers has dedicated himself to recreating music’s iconic arwork with the ol’ foot sleeves. So in the words of the Beastie Boys, “kick off your shoes and relax your socks” as we take you through a gallery of some of our favourites.
The iconic album cover from Pink Floyd's seminal 1973 album looks slightly less impressive as a pile of socks.
Andy Warhol's infamous cover to the 1967 sleeve transforms his iconic banana logo into a crumpled piece of laundry.
This one's pretty self-explanatory. 'Why Socks!?' you ask? Well, the anonymous artist replies, "sometimes to limit oneself can give great creative opportunities. And I have fuck loads of socks."
Who would've thought this faithful recreation would lose any of its original sauciness, even as a pair of greying explorers?
Somehow, a piece of laundry as a weapon is less intimidating and striking as an album cover.
The anonymous master behind the sock-reations must just be really bored right? "Not really, I have a busy and happy life. Spending a few minutes each day doing something a little bit creative is really good for you." Yeah, like balling up a pair of socks to imitate Hot Chip's third studio album.
Somehow wearing a scarf of checkered, crossword style socks just doesn't communicate that rock star vibe. Still, you might need to look twice, alright?
Again, a sock makes an intimidating object look far less so. Case in point, the QOTSA pitchfork. We know which one we'd rather be stabbed by.