The artists from Ript Apparel created a series of album artwork that is actually parodies of famous album covers. They re-imagined each album with outlandish pop culture characters that are all fictional.
The fictional characters stem from cartoons, video games and movies that have cult followings and the original albums chosen for the series originate from various eras and genres of music. Ript Apparel also changed the names of the albums to reference the new characters featured on them.
One example includes Homer Simpson on Radiohead's 'The Bends' album cover, which was renamed 'Duffhead: The Pain.' Another, showcases Lord of the Rings' Gollum in place of the baby on Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album. Gollum's version is aptly called 'Forever Mine,' in homage to the ring that he creepily desires in all the films.
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