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

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that's pretty amazing!!!!

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:04 (ten years ago) link

cute!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:06 (ten years ago) link

that's pretty fucking cool - where's the dollar bin?

sknybrg, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:07 (ten years ago) link

That rules.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:14 (ten years ago) link

awes

tho needs more mini raers

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

you fucking rule for this imo

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

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

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

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 (ten years ago) link

I want one

sleeve, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:24 (ten years ago) link

i love it.

estela, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:24 (ten years ago) link

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

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

this is very cool.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:29 (ten years ago) link

Whoa man this really cool!

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

This is so cool!

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:36 (ten years ago) link

needs a copy of Whipped Cream and Other Delights imo

⚓ (gr8080), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:38 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

or a tiny record player for customers to listen with

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

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

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:45 (ten years ago) link

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

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

henry s, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:59 (ten years ago) link

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

(This is very cool, btw.)

emil.y, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:04 (ten years ago) link

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

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:06 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:09 (ten years ago) link

lol

⚓ (gr8080), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:13 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

So awesome

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

oh that's awesome

Chris S, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:21 (ten years ago) link

u should make a tiny little computer with soulseek on it

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

dude this is so great!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 03:42 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

love the speakers on the wall in the 3rd pic

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:16 (ten years ago) link

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

calstars, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:18 (ten years ago) link

LOVE THIS!!!!

*tera, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:26 (ten years ago) link

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

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To make it look even smaller? Idgi

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

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:49 (ten years ago) link

holy hell man

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:51 (ten years ago) link

adorable

skip, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:51 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/3437636223_6db72196b4_o.jpg?w=600

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 04:56 (ten years ago) link

Little Feat

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

Lady Sov

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

really really lil wayne

Okay, shameful irl lol at this.

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

Mini-stry

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

DJP killing it itt

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

Nine Millimeter Nails

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:36 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

the micro-phones

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:40 (ten years ago) link

Little Howlin' Wolf

grandavis, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:43 (ten years ago) link

Nicki Minij

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:45 (ten years ago) link

New York Dolls

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:46 (ten years ago) link

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

Moka, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:47 (ten years ago) link

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

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:11 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

The store should be called TINYL. That is all.

writertype, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:29 (ten years ago) link

FINYL TINYL

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

So cool.

mmmm, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:37 (ten years ago) link

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

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

yeah, it did.

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

RIP

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

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 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

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

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:24 (nine years ago) link

I thank you.

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

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

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:30 (nine years ago) link

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

good stuff.

mark e, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 09:01 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

i hadn't seen this before. this rules!!

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:08 (five years ago) link

fantastic!

seafaring funnyman Jacques Custos (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:19 (five years ago) link

:)

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:26 (five years ago) link

omg yes

the tightening is plateauing (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:22 (five years ago) link

hot glue it

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:55 (five years ago) link

j/k, these are cuet

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:55 (five years ago) link

Magnificent.

Sunn O))) Brother Where Art Thou? (Chinaski), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 19:41 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...

i had not seen these before either :o

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 May 2017 07:42 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

So is there a tiny Tim in this record store?

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 December 2019 13:29 (two years ago) link

🥁

The Soundtrack of Burl Ives (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 December 2019 13:29 (two years ago) link

If only i had thought of that :(

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 28 December 2019 23:33 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...
five months pass...

This is fantastic - wonderful work, James!

Ray Cooney as "Crotch" (stevie), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:22 (one year ago) link

ahh i love these. thanks for reminding me they exist :)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:25 (one year ago) link

So great (lots of NYC storefront dioramas on this account, too):
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZ4eFtD3EL/

Kangol In The Light (Craig D.), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:21 (one year ago) link

Thank you!

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:25 (one year ago) link


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