80s Album Art Recreated in CSS

Thinking about how so much of what was cutting edge graphic design in the 80s is now so easy to achieve by anyone with a computer, I set myself the pointless geek challenge to re-create album covers of the 80s using only html and CSS. My rule was that I would be allowed 1 un-photoshoped photograph per album, and that the HTML without CSS must be readable as the name of the band and album.

Here's how I got on.

(Click the "Turn CSS off/on" button to see each one without CSS)

Grace Jones
Slave to the rhythm

The Human League
Dare
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Pet Shop Boys

Introspective
Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark
Arichitecture & Morality

Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska
Joy Division
Closer

Duran Duran
Big Thing

Unfortunately, Internet Explorer does not accept :before, :after and transform css styles. So, here are some screengrabs of how the other albums would look if you were using a decent browser.

duran duran gracejones talkingheads omd
 

CSS Album Art

Drawing 80s album covers entirely in html and css

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