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.
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.