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)
Pet Shop Boys
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.
Drawing 80s album covers entirely in html and css