Bringing together the things you love can be extremely rewarding, unless those two things are "blind public outrage" and "your redheaded vixen of an editor". Making a more entrancing, less volatile pairing: David Marsh.
Bringing together his two "big likes" -- Pantone colour swatches and classic album covers -- Manchester illustrator David Marsh uses just under 1.5k of the digital swatches as "pixels" on a 37x37 grid to recreate cherished sleeves, using more or less the "minimum colours necessary" to identify the image, and in the process setting some kind of record.
The range majestically swings from early Beatles like Rubber Soul, through Floyd's Dark Side, The Clash's London Calling, and more recent smashes like Nirvana's Nevermind and a piece of vinyl recognized by all but the biggest losers, Beck's Odelay.
Beloved images representing works that didn't sell four billion copies include the dolphin from Stone Roses' Fools Gold, Frank Zappa's retro-mocking '50s-esque guy-literally-shaving-with-a-rodent from Weasels Ripped My Face!, and The Wedding Present's George Best, slightly less recognizable due to the lack of a pint.
Marsh is totally willing to do commissions, and has plans to jimmy up collages made from the full-size swatches themselves, and possibly do paintings of the images on a "very large scale", much like the blind one Parliament has finally decided to dust off.