We’ve admired the work of Robert Penney (Penney Design) and his pixilated reimaginings of The Beatles’ Abbey Road before. His latest project recently caught our attention on Retronaut. The designer took modern singles — like Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and “What A Waster” from English band The Libertines — and gave them a retro makeover à la 1957 and 1965. The creases, LP impressions, and faded 7″ artwork add to the effect, and we wish there were about a dozen more of these to gawk at. Penney wins bonus points for creating a 1980s-era Thom Yorke and new The Eraser cover, which looks appropriately Bowie-riffic.
The Libertines – “What A Waster” (1965)
Grading: G- (Mild surface noise)
Interpol – “Obstacle 1″ (1964)
Grading: G- (Torn sleeve)
Lady Gaga – “Poker Face” (1957)
Thom Yorke – The Eraser (1986)
Grading: P (Skips during Black Swan)