LOOK: OPM Album Covers Get a Modern Spin on This IG Account
SexBomb Girls' debut album takes a Chromatica-inspired turn.
(SPOT.ph) Decades ago, it was common to see album covers looking very much alike, what with the closeup portraits paired with an elegant script or a legible sans serif font for the album and artist’s names. We’ve come a long way since then. The look of an album or even single's cover art is no longer limited to the portrait-superimposed-with-album-title template. Nowadays we see illustrated elements interspersed with images, handwriting, scenery, and minimalist—and sometimes literal—approaches. Case in point: BLACKPINK’s Square One EP.
Despite the popularity of digital formats in the past few years, physical copies haven’t been left behind when it comes to excellent paper executions: Imago’s 2007 album Blush had an accordion-type die-cut presentation, which makes it appear as though everyone is on the cover when folded, and Ben&Ben’s Limasawa Street in 2019, which doubles as a lamp. And while most artists are now on music-streaming platforms, cover art remains an important element in presenting a singer's sound.
We stumbled upon an Instagram account called The Wrong Bootleg, which features reimagined designs of OPM albums. This cool IG account has posted fresh takes on previously released albums spanning a wide range of singers and bands (for "fun and practice," reads the bio). You can find awesome layouts ranging from compilations of music icons Rey Valera and Rico J. Puno alongside local pop artists Jolina Magdangal and Sexbomb Girls’ debut efforts on this feed.
Check out the original and reimagined versions of these local albums:
Jolina Magdangal's Jolina (1999)
Rey Valera's Rey Valera's 18 Greatest Hits (2009)
SexBomb Girls' Unang Putok (2002)
Orange and Lemons' Strike Whilst the Iron Is Hot (2005)
Eraserheads' Pop U!
To check out the rest of the reimagined album covers, visit The Wrong Bootleg's Instagram page.