The Smiths and Joy Division Albums As Shelves of Books

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There are certain songwriters whose work has a decidedly literary bent, so much so that you could totally imagine their songs being turned into prose — or, maybe, their entire albums into books. Such is the idea behind these prints from UK design studio Standard Designs, which reimagine classic albums by The Smiths, Joy Division, and New Order as shelves of books. They’re pretty great, honestly, and they’re for sale — if you fancy investing, the prints are available via this Etsy shop.

The Smiths, “The Smiths.” Image credit: Standard Designs

The Smiths, “The Queen is Dead.” Image credit: Standard Designs

The Smiths, “Meat is Murder.” Image credit: Standard Designs

The Smiths, “Strangeways, Here We Come.” Image credit: Standard Designs

Joy Division, “Unknown Pleasures.” Image credit: Standard Designs

Joy Division, “Closer.” Image credit: Standard Designs

New Order, “Power, Corruption and Lies.” Image credit: Standard Designs.