'social distancing' applied to iconic album covers like the beatles' abbey road
 

'social distancing' applied to iconic album covers like the beatles' abbey road

creative duo paco conde and beto fernandez have reimagined photography from a series of album sleeves to reflect the realities of social distancing. the project, called ‘6 feet covers’, features iconic artwork including the beatles’ ‘abbey road’ cover and blondie’s 1976 debut album.

'social distancing' applied to iconic album covers like the beatles' abbey road

images courtesy of paco conde and beto fernandez / activista via 6 feet covers

 

 

the abbey road cover now sees band members george harrison, paul mccartney, ringo starr and john lennon separated by lengths as they cross the street. meanwhile, other covers show members of blondie, u2, ramones and queen, all keeping a safe distance from each other.

social distancing applied to iconic album covers including the beatles' abbey road

 

 

conde and fernandez have created a dedicated site that allows visitors to see ‘before’ and ‘after’ versions of the art. the hope is that the message of social distancing will mobilize people to take a moment and think about the consequences of getting to close one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

social distancing applied to iconic album covers including the beatles' abbey road

 

 

the idea is to maintain a distance between you and other people — meaning to stay at home, and minimize contact with people as much as possible. avoid public transportation whenever possible, limit nonessential travel, and work from home.

social distancing applied to iconic album covers including the beatles' abbey road

 

 

‘as creators, we have always used our ideas to help brands provoke real change,’ conde said in an interview with adage. ‘now more than ever, all of us need to use our talent, skills, experience resources or expertise to help beat coronavirus and its consequences. it shouldn’t be a trend, but an obligation.’

social distancing applied to iconic album covers including the beatles' abbey road

 

 

art director paco conde and copywriter beto fernandez are the co-founders of socially-minded creative shop activista in LA. together, they have executed campaigns for brands including absolut, dove and burger king. they have also been recognized by adage and the cannes report amongst the most awarded creative directors in the world.

'social distancing' applied to iconic album covers like the beatles' abbey road

'social distancing' applied to iconic album covers like the beatles' abbey road

'social distancing' applied to iconic album covers like the beatles' abbey road

'social distancing' applied to iconic album covers like the beatles' abbey road

 

project info

 

company: activista
project: 6 feet covers

  • Brilliant idea and expertly executed! could you do a Madness one?

    john palmer says:
  • More, please! Made me smile, actually.

    Leslie Gregory says:
  • Okay, how about the iconic The Beatles cover of Sgt. Pepper’s?

    Julius Flores says:
  • This is a fantastically unique and inviting way to reaffirm the common sense needed at this time. I applaud your thoughtfulness and creativeness!

    Linda says:
  • Needs The Miracle by Queen to be anywhere near complete.

    Rich says:
  • The Police- Don’t stand so close to me

    Benjamin says:

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