Last friday we’ve celebrated the launch of our first publication: the ‘Vinylize!’ book. For this book Shop Around asked 45 contemporary (international) artists to choose a classic or wellknown record sleeve in order to give it a complete new creative look. Artists involved are (a.o.) William Dalebout (USA), Olla Boku (Taiwan), Zutto (Russia), Kia (Italy) Richard Simonse (Poland), Jonathan Ball, Jaime Kiss (UK), Mark Verhaagen (Germany) and from the Netherlands Typex, Luuk Bode, Wouter Tulp and many more. The preface was written by Golden Earring singer Barry Hay.
Officially the book will go on sale on April 22 (Record Store Day). Dutch record distributor ‘Bertus’ will distribute the book, which basically means that every record store in the Netherlands should be able to sell you the book. In case your local record store didn’t stock the book (yet), they can order it for you.
You obviously can also buy the book at the shops of Concerto (who co-produced the book with us) and online (also for customers outside The Netherlands) via the Concerto website: https://www.platomania.nl/album/4894617/vinylize/various
All re-created record sleeves are currently on display in Concerto Amsterdam. The sleeves will be auctioned on Mai 19th at Concerto. Proceeds will go to the ‘Ocean Clean Up Project’.