In Spines #1 Classics, Keith Haynes recreates the spines of thirty-six classic albums. This particular artwork includes records by The Beatles, David Bowie, The Who, Sex Pistols and Blondie, to name a few. The starting point is Keith’s own record collection, which he supplements with missing albums he needs for the piece. These 12-inch sleeves are the source materials. Keith then researches all the historic fonts and uses these to recreate the spines himself to build up the artwork. This is not a photograph – it is a drawing that Keith makes from scratch, painstakingly recreating and combining each spine into the overall artwork.
There are two versions of Spines #1 Classics: a smaller version with a 50 x 50 cm image printed on 66 x 66 cm paper, which can be supplied framed or unframed. The second option is a larger 90 x 90 cm image size, face mounted in 90 x 90 cm perspex (in effect a frameless frame, with no border around the image) and supplied with a subframe ready to hang.