While most of us today can’t remember the last time we used a record player, there are millions of records out there that were once made to satisfy the world’s craving for music. Vinyl records may be making a comeback amongst some audiophiles, but many of them are now collecting dust in storage or waiting for their trip to landfills.
One innovative artist, Shawn McClure, has taken up the challenge of repurposing old damaged or unwanted records into beautiful works of art through a successfully funded campaign on Kickstarter. The Skylinyl is a new medium that features designs from iconic city skylines to musicians and bands. For the avid music enthusiasts, these are great pieces of art to hang up in their homes or in their businesses.
The Skylinyl comes in two sizes and styles that feature different aspects of the possibilities for the new art medium. The 12” x 12” size is a single Vinyl design that is framed in a Matte Black 12” x 12” frame. The 20” x 20” size features a 3-D design made with 4 Vinyl layers that is framed in a Matte Black 20”x 20” frame. Both sizes and styles involve intricate craftsmanship and there is neither assembly nor tools required to mount the piece of art. The Skylinyl art piece needs no maintenance and the piece lasts forever, making good use of old damaged or unwanted records and keeping them out of our landfills. The Skylinyl is now available for purchase through their Indiegogo campaign with the 12”x 12” costing $89 and the 20” x 20” costing $189.
By Efrain Esparza, ESG Writer