I made a little tiny record store and I'm boasting about it

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awes

tho needs more mini raers

the majestic ned? (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

you fucking rule for this imo

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love this! How did you make/print the tiny records?

Alexandre Dumbass (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks!

I just collected a whole bunch of record cover images, and (using InDesign) printed them in columns, 2 copies side by side. Then folded them down the middle, and cut them out. If that makes sense.

A dollar bin is a great idea. Will make!

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want one

sleeve, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love it.

estela, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that Blue 6 'Pure'? love this btw.

second only to popcorn (or something), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is very cool.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoa man this really cool!

Thu'um gang (jjjusten), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that Chronic Town down one and to the left of Screamadelica?

I think I had a Synchronicity t-shirt like that one. Will probably fit me about as well this one...

Amazingly cool!

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the one you mean is a Miles Davis--Kind of Blue

The Pure 6 one is another Naked Music release, can't remember which off hand

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is so cool!

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

needs a copy of Whipped Cream and Other Delights imo

⚓ (gr8080), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

way cool. You need to make a little tiny club where people can play their hard bought tiny records to tiny people.

owenf, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

or a tiny record player for customers to listen with

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's funny how much that evokes several Underrated Record Shops I Have Loved

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man this made my day, would you mind if I stole your idea and made one of my own?

dream words & nightmare paragraphs from a red factory in a dead town (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

no exit sign is a nice detail, as are the speakers!

henry s, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those records need to be sorted into alphabetical order. *tsk*

(This is very cool, btw.)

emil.y, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

love it and may I request more ilxors to share their art

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

needs a copy of Whipped Cream and Other Delights imo

otm, on the wall behind the counter

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm totally gonna make a yelp entry for this, or try to anyway.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

⚓ (gr8080), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

would you mind if I stole your idea and made one of my own?

please do!

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

So awesome

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is great! There should be a miniature Charles Mingus that walks by smoking a pipe every now and again.

all the albums are 1cm square

Hard to keep copies of Perverted by Language in stock.

cwkiii, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

this has really made my day and apparently everybody else's

Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh that's awesome

Chris S, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

u should make a tiny little computer with soulseek on it

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude this is so great!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Easily the best thing I've seen all day and for quite some time. Good work, thanks for sharing.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

If those are supposed to be real t-shirts the scale is only big enough for a child.

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's why they're still in stock. Kids don't frequent 2nd-hand vinyl shops. That's my excuse, anyway

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

If those are supposed to be real t-shirts the scale is only big enough for a child.

lol it wouldn't be ilx without someone to nitpick/get pedantic about someone's carefully crafted artwork

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

love the speakers on the wall in the 3rd pic

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

James you should also consider photographing the store using the tilt-shift technique

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOVE THIS!!!!

*tera, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

James you should also consider photographing the store using the tilt-shift technique

― calstars, Monday, February 20, 2012 11:18 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

To make it look even smaller? Idgi

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy hell man

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is just the best.

Those little records remind me of this old friend who built model semi-trucks, and for display purposes he put photo-reduced copies of Playboy and Penthouse in the sleeper cabs.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

can you make a little Scott to sit behind the counter?

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

adorable

skip, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

If those are supposed to be real t-shirts the scale is only big enough for a child.

lol it wouldn't be ilx without someone to nitpick/get pedantic about someone's carefully crafted artwork

― Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0)

lol don't get me wrong I think the whole thing is really cool!
I just don't know... the ratio t-shirt / vinyl was irking me and even the way they're positioned. I think it would look better if the walls were filled with more convert posters rather than xxxs t-shirts.

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

*concert posters not convert. Did a google search for convert rock posters out of curiosity and this came out:

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gotta pop up out of lurker deep-freeze to chime in on how cool this is. Well done, dude.

Is that Chronic Town down one and to the left of Screamadelica?

― Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom)

Looks like Coltrane's Blue Train!

Spectrist, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 06:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Argh, so it is, sorry--peering at my own tiny photos and not seeing them very well.

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 07:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

so great, made my day! thanks for sharing, JM. like abbbs, i'm thinking of making one of my own...

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 08:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

pah-fffft @ shirt complaints

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 08:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit, this is fantastic

Wub wub wub wubwubwubwub wub Pzzzzzzz WUBB wubwub (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 08:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.yelp.com/biz/vinyl-paradise-berkeley

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would play with this all day, so awesome.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would be wicked if you could post the PDFs, James. If only to look at the albums you selected.

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would be five stars, but the t-shirts all seem to be for small children.

lol

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Record Store Day just shared this on FB.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

+1

⚓ (gr8080), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which bands/artists would do in-stores?

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

obv 2 Bad Mice

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

really really lil wayne

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Paul Simon

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

tiny tim

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Small Faces

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Little Feat

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lady Sov

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

really really lil wayne

Okay, shameful irl lol at this.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mini-stry

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

DJP killing it itt

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nine Millimeter Nails

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Little Richard.

(Finding so many great details the more I look. Loving the vintage Little Richard poster.)

Ham House showdown (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

the micro-phones

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Little Howlin' Wolf

grandavis, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nicki Minij

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

New York Dolls

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Children of Bodom - and hopefully they'll fit on those t-shirts.

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.theawl.com/2012/02/its-a-tiny-record-store

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Definitely my fave ilx thread after 11 odd years here. Amazing work James. You could make a fortune selling these. Esp if you charged for different album covers made to order.
I know I'd buy one. Put me first in the queue if you do! I wish I had the skills to make one, was always hopeless at art.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The store should be called TINYL. That is all.

writertype, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

FINYL TINYL

Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

So cool.

mmmm, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

amazing work, and yeah you could make a fortune with these!

Volvo Twilight (p-dog), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only just saw this (I dont look at ILM much). this is the coolest most adorbs thing I ever saw!

Lindsay NAGL (Trayce), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll put together some instructions tonight and upload the PDFs somewhere after that. I checked and it's a few more than 3 or 4 pages. My memory is falling apart from sniffing all the glue involved in this thing, obviously.

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

May dozens of tiny record stores follow in it's wake...

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

next project: tiny model of a 3-story tower records ca. 1995, complete with escalator, metal detectors, and classical-music room separated from the rabble by thick glass.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Six inch tall version of me thumbing through all the UK magazines in the basement of the Toronto location.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 04:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

classical-music room separated from the rabble by thick glass.

haha, yeah. actually i think the Jazz room had that, too -- at least, the one at Belden and Clark in Chicago did, I'm pretty sure

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 06:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it did.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 06:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 06:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Not only did the jazz room at the Tower in Chicago have rabble-proof glass, but the "Pop/Vocal/Easy Listening" room had it, too. The latter was where I found Ray Charles, after looking through every other possible section for about an hour.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

The sequel: a tiny little second-hand bookshop to the same scale...







More here: http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/not-exactly-about-full-sized-real-books.html

an inevitable disappointment (James Morrison), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're very strange, but I'm glad.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thank you.

an inevitable disappointment (James Morrison), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loving the "these are your kids on books" poster.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah .. i too zoomed in on that poster ..

good stuff.

mark e, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 09:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

This update makes me so happy! You're going to need little Fimo customers soon! :)

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink


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