Vintage record jackets provide the canvas; paint, pencil, ball-point pen, Sharpies, fingernail polish, stickers, and elements of collage provide the media. Since many of the covers were discovered second hand, we won’t always know what provided the inspiration, adding a layer of mystery. Others, though altered intentionally, still manage to surprise and delight.

Thanks for all of the great submissions! If you’d like to submit your found or modified album cover for consideration, click here. (You can also mail us your cover.)

Deface Value was created and is maintained by Jive Time Records, a Seattle-based store specializing in used vinyl. We feature semi-annual, in-store exhibits of this artwork and more. Follow Jive Time on Facebook for show announcements.

Be sure to visit our other vinyl related galleries, Project Thirty-ThreeStereo Stack and more. Enjoy!