Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?

I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not played for a long, long time, but nonetheless have some sentimental value for you – and that is why you have kept them all these years while the music industry and music-playing technology have changed so much. If you haven't got any Vinyl records, you can still join the Group as Vinyl records are relatively easy to find (cf 35mm photographic 'arty' slides) and they can be bought very cheaply in flea markets, junk shops, etc. (I bought 20 last weekend for less than €3/$2)

Iscattered around the house are about 1000 45s, 800 LPs -- as well as 750 cassettes, but there's a different story there – but NO CDs, DVDs or any sort of digital music. I've always wanted a jukebox, and if I could find a good one locally, plus someone to maintain it, I would buy it like a shot. I have all the records for a great jukebox party, but, sadly, no jukebox!

I'm discovering that Vinyl records have great art potential, and have recently started a series of art works on old Vinyl 7 inch 45 rpm and 12 inch 33 rpm records. Some of my first works on 45s are below.

Vinyl records provide lots of artistic possibilities that I will be exploring, such as:

  • using the A and/or B side of the records

  • painting, collaging, assemblaging, or whatever, the record

  • using the record sleeve cover, or not

  • following the track lines (of EPs and LPs), or not AND

  • incorporating the record label into the art work, or not

  • incorporating information about the title, the artist, the record company, or whatever, into the art work, or not

  • using the centre hole, which could be large if it is a juke-box or European 45, or not

  • sending a record through the post. (I have done successfully done this with a 45 to an address in France, and it worked – both with and without a sleeve cover)

So, if you are interested, please join this VINYL ART Group.

But first read this VAGW (Vinyl Art Group Warning):

This Group is about VINYL ART, and only VINYL ART. It is NOT about CD art, DVD art or anything else. If you try and 'smuggle' non-Vinyl art into this Group, you will be thrown out of the Group. “You don't really mean that, Val?” “I most certainly do!”

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It's a good idea, but I don't have any more records or tapes I got rid of them years ago. I do have old scratched CD's, but that is outside of your idea.

Good luck!

Hi, Tamara. Go buy some vinyl! Now! At once! You can find it at junk shops, flea markets, garageales, etc for about $0.25 a record -- cheaper than canvasses, and good fun! "Vinyl Val" (as I have been re-named)

I just bought a vinyl for .25 and was wondering what am I going to do with this?? Now I have inspiration.

Good.

Do, please share your Vinyl Art with us when you have 'recorded' your inspiration.

Here are the Inspirations, the 60's Giospel Group from North Carolina...

Yep, they are coming in in the mail.

The best way is to put the LP in a 12" record sleeve, (add some bubblewrap, if you like) and then puts lots of strong brown paper over the top of it. You then have a fairly light, square-shaped package that US Post and la Poste manage between them to deliver vinyl art here.

Hippy New Year!

I mailed mine out today,it cost 16.75$ from Florida,USA .Knowing my art is in France...priceless.

Wow! That's Super Expensive.

Sorry to land y'all with this sort of cost.

When I send you photos of the Exhibition, I hope that you think it will be worth it.

THANKS, April Jean

Will send on the 1/2/15 post office closed today.I will tell you the postage rate too.Mailing from Florida.
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My cover, I hope it's alright to post my pictures.I am new and hope someone sees these and might want to exchange some mail art.Yet to find someone.
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PLEASE post your Vinyl pictures here.

Don't be shy.

More importantly, don't be lonely.

I'd like to exchange Mail Art with you -- send me something?

Yes bubble wrap and brown paper as suggested.Thank you for the nice complement.
I just bought that on my vacation in St.Augustine from a small stamp store.Claire's,it has been there many years and Claire is kinda grouchy.I warmed her up:). I bought all the post stamps I could find there.

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