The Art Of The Bizarre Vinyl Sleeve

Foreword by comedian Stewart Lee

ISBN 9780995523647

Easy On The Eye Books / softback / page count 180 + covers

PLEASE NOTE this is an early bird price for customers to our shop only.

From the remarkable collection of Steve Goldman comes this new book, The Art Of The Bizarre Vinyl Sleeve, containing the best of the worst as it were!

Steve’s archive of album covers first surfaced at an exhibition in Huddersfield in 2021 where it quickly picked up coverage from all the major media and local news channels, giving people a much needed smile following the pandemic. It was clear that Steve had tapped into something special.

Easy On The Eye decided that while these covers are strange for any number of reasons, so this book aims to tackle the subject properly, with input from Steve, some of the artists, collectors and designers, to find out what really happened. Simon Robinson, who has produced many sleeve designs himself (happily none of which feature here!) and researched the subject for many years, has written the text.

£24.99

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Collection : Steve Goldman. Author : Simon Robinson

Foreword by comedian Stewart Lee

ISBN 9780995523647

Easy On The Eye Books / softback / page count 180 + covers

Shipped via Royal Mail 24 hour tracked. Early bird price!

From the remarkable collection of Steve Goldman comes this new book, The Art Of The Bizarre Vinyl Sleeve, containing the best of the worst as it were!

Steve’s archive of album covers first surfaced at an exhibition in Huddersfield in 2021 where it quickly picked up coverage from all the major media and local news channels, giving people a much needed smile following the pandemic. It was clear that Steve had tapped into something special.

Easy On The Eye decided that while these covers are strange for any number of reasons, so this book aims to tackle the subject properly, with input from Steve, some of the artists, collectors and designers, to find out what really happened. Simon Robinson, who has produced many sleeve designs himself (happily none of which feature here!) and researched the subject for many years, has written the text.

How did Steve start out on this largely undocumented area of vinyl collecting? “About 40 years ago as a teenager I bought an album called Roadstar by the unremembered Peter Rabbitt, just because it had such a strange cover. I lost it later and had never been able to find another copy.” Today with the internet he was able to replace this lost gem and in doing so felt he had found his vocation. His journey into charity shops, car boot sales and the internet began in earnest, and continues.

Steve organises regular exhibitions, with venues booked into 2025 (details on the Easy On The Eye website), and continues to add gems to his collection.

Easy On The Eye Books’ well regarded catalogue has already garnered praise from all over the world (as well as translated editions), as much for the attention to detail, design and quality as the sometimes quirky subject matter.

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The Art Of The Bizarre Record Sleeve was published on December 1st 2023. Visit the publisher’s website for more details and to join our mailing list for this project. You can contact us at any time. Easy On The Eye Books website:

https://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/forthcoming/the-art-of-the-bizarre-album-sleeve/

Steve’s Instagram feed :  https://www.instagram.com/worstrecordcovers/

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Promotional video :

This book follows Easy On The Eye’s fabulous book Covered! about record covers which borrow, steal or imitate more famous covers, which you might also want to check out

https://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/new/covered-page-samples/