dorothy reimagines 42 classic hip-hop albums as oversized postage stamps

dorothy reimagines 42 classic hip-hop albums as oversized postage stamps

 

dorothy puts a stamp on classic hip-hop albums

 

UK-based studio Dorothy has released a new print that reimagines 42 seminal hip-hop albums as a series of oversized postage stamps, beginning with the 1982 breakthrough album The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. Titled ‘Stamp Album: Hip-Hop’, the poster weaves its way through 41 other classic albums in chronological order.

 

These include: Run-DMC and their 1984 self-titled album, Public Enemy and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Beastie Boys and Paul’s Boutique, A Tribe Called Quest and The Low End Theory, Wu-Tang Clan and Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Fugees and The Score, Missy Elliott and Supa Dupa Fly, Lauryn Hill and The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, Eminem and The Slim Shady LP, Jay-Z and The Blueprint, Kanye West and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Kendrick Lamar and To Pimp a Butterfly. The print concludes with the latest self-titled and politically charged album from Run the Jewels. 

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the print features 42 classic albums in chronological order 

 

 

6-color litho print with album-inspired graphics 

 

Dorothy (see more here) featured on each stamp a graphic inspired in some way by the album or its tracks, the release date, its running time, and the original label it was released on. The final design is a 6-color litho print measuring 80cm x 60cm and adorned with an additional silver foil mimicking a perforation. 

 

‘Stamp Album: Hip-Hop’ joins eight others in Dorothy’s bestselling Stamp Collection range, which also celebrate seminal post-punk, post-rock, psych, electronic and alternative albums. You can purchase this new print from the studio’s website for £35 / €40 / $42. 

 

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beginning with the 1982 breakthrough album The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

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albums by Jay-Z, J Dilla, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Run the Jewels tie up the hip-hop history lesson

 

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dorothy reimagines 42 classic hip-hop albums as oversized postage stamps
the print incorporates a silver foil to mimic a stamp perforation

dorothy reimagines 42 classic hip-hop albums as oversized postage stamps
including Run-DMC and their self-titled 1984 album and Radio, the 1985 debut album by LL Cool J

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: Stamp Album: Hip-Hop
design: Dorothy

print type: 6-color litho print with silver foil

paper type: 20gsm KeayKolour Snow White uncoated

print size: 80(H) x 60 (W) cm 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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