Christoph Gowans is an experienced British art director who has designed mainstream magazines and bestselling albums, including sleeve designs for The Pet Shop Boys and New Order.
He's also a playful artist, and a couple of years ago began a project called The Record Books, re-imagining classic albums as book titles - he designs the covers, and also writes a sentence or two about the book's content. For example, Are You Experienced? becomes "Charismatic Harvard whizkid Hendrix’s self-help bible. A spin-off from his phenomenally successful TV reality show, ’The Experience’", while Abbey Road is "The story of two catholic sisters growing up in a swiftly changing post-war Britain. Guess what? It doesn’t end well."
(And Gowans hasn't ended his reinvention of music art there - he's also reinvented classic albums as apps.)
See some of his work below. Which album would you like to see him tackle next? Let us know in the comments!