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CSS Album Art

I was thinking about how so much of what was considered cutting edge graphic design in the 80s is now very simple to anyone with basic design skills. As such, I set myself the geek challenge to re-create album covers of the 80s using only html and CSS.

My rules were that I would be allowed one un-photoshoped photograph per album, and that the HTML without CSS must be readable as the name of the band and album. You can click "Turn CSS off/on" to see each one without CSS.

Here's how I got on.

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
 
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