Use Your Outside Voice: Hey There, Sleeveface! March 04 2015 1 Comment

This week we’re playing with album sleeves to make our own unique images. Hang out and learn how to make a sleeveface and then share your work with the community.

Learn: What is a Sleeveface?

Outside Voice Sleeveface

A sleeveface or LP Portrait is a fun way to play with an existing image and turn it into something new. It creates a hybrid photo of the model and the famous person on the cover. The resulting images are weird, fun, and visually interesting.

Create: Get your face ready!


  • Album sleeves with faces.
  • Costume pieces or props
  • Camera

Step 1: Find an album cover with a large image of a face.

Step 2: Examine the image and look for distinguishing pieces like clothing or accessories that will help to continue the image out of the picture.

Creative Commons image courtesy of flicker user Hannes Mauerer

Step 3: Dress up and pose with the album cover in a position so that it looks like the person in the sleeve has extended into the real world. Have a friend or family member take your picture.

Step 4: That’s it! Check out your awesome new sleeveface.

Now, show the world what you can do! Take pictures of your sleeveface image and post them to Instagram with the hashtag #ovsleeveface or add them to the thread about this post on our Facebook page for a chance to be featured in our photo stream or on our website.

Happy creating!

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