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Classic music albums re-imagined as books

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What if best-selling albums had been books instead? That's the question graphic designer Christophe Gowans asked for his new collection, The Record Books. Gowans took album titles and artist names and constructed a fictional backstory behind each. The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced? is described as a self-help bible; Purple Rain has transformed into a sci-fi epic; and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is now an "alternative scientific textbook from the '60s." The full collection is up on Gowans' site, and posters and postcards featuring some of the great imagery from the series are available for purchase at The Rockpot.