“Metal Art Abominations,” a group dedicated to producing shitty, childlike renderings of iconic metal albums is so kvlt that they don’t allow Photoshop or MS Paint images—according to “rule 1” on their Facebook page, all submissions “MUST be created on a smartphone with a mobile app (we recommend Sketch). We can’t have people showing us up using Microsoft Paint, Photoshop etc.”
I’ve always been a sucker for these type of art projects which are truly a product of the Internet age. Though “Metal Art Abominations,” isn’t really a new idea, indeed we’ve covered similar territory before here at Dangerous Minds, there’s something extra sardonic about these ultra-crude fabrications of “brutal” LP covers. The more seriously gory or satanic the original version is, the more effective the “abomination” version becomes. One also can’t help but laugh at a group that takes its mission so seriously that MS Paint is considered too refined of a tool. Even the 1:1 aspect ratios of the original album jackets are eschewed in favor of portrait mode of the phone app designs, making this purely throw-away glorious garbage art.
Here’s a gallery of personal favorites, but there’s dozens more over at the Metal Art Abominations page.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Poorly Drawn Album Covers’: Your Facebook time waster for the day