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Face the Fact: The Art of Putting Yourself on an LP Jacket


by Jerome Weeks 8 Jun 2009

blog riley (NPR critic and author Tim Riley) has hit upon a new internet photo fad. It’s called “sleevefacing” (and yes, it’s trademarked and there’s a book and website which the video is helping promote). You make yourself over with the help of a favorite LP pose. In so doing, you sometimes live out a […]

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n535180031_4317140_4037blog riley (NPR critic and author Tim Riley) has hit upon a new internet photo fad. It’s called “sleevefacing” (and yes, it’s trademarked and there’s a book and website which the video is helping promote). You make yourself over with the help of a favorite LP pose. In so doing, you sometimes live out a rock fantasy or comment ironically on the jacket photo (by showing what’s “outside the frame”) or just send-up the pretensions of the poseur.

Watch the video (on the jump — there’s even “action sleevefacing”) and check out Riley’s faves.

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