And best of all, you could actually walk from your house to a nearby local "record store" and spend hours browsing the latest albums, salivating with expectation as you couldn't wait to go home and wear the hell outta this new album. Share it with your friends. Make out to it while your parents were asleep upstairs. Dance to it to your heart's content. "I give it a solid 95, Dick."
Part of the joy of going to the record store was the huge displays that were made only for the store owners. They were not for mass production. And when the stores were done with them, they were, for some reason I still don't understand, given strict instructions to destroy the displays. Why? WHY? WHY????
Well, I in my infinite joy to connect with my past, have been sought out by people like me. People who have great memories for those things that made their eyes light up 50 years ago but no way to relive that enthusiasm other than in the confines of their own brains.
It is for you that I tackle the very arduous tasks of recreating something that exists only in the collections of the very rich.
In this case, it is the 2nd request for a highly saught after Led Zeppelin record store display. Apparently this one was so rare, my friend could only ever find one picture of it in an old book. And the picture was a faded black and white.
So in this case, we had to guess at the colors. I was told that the album in the center (Led Zeppelin III) was actual size. Therefore the rest of the display, sizewise, fell into place based on that. The width of the artwork is 29 inches and the height is 23.5. So it's pretty huge.
The clouds behind the records were patterned after the clouds on Led Zeppelin II. The colors for the Text were taken from memory. Overall, it turned out exquisitely.
As with my previous Led Zeppelin record store display, it is double sided and meant to hang from the ceiling. A large piece of chipboard is in the middle to cement the front and back pieces together.
If you can time travel back to the days when record stores were your home away from home away from home, a display like this will transport you immediately.
And if you love this, take a moment to see my LED ZEPPELIN 1, LED ZEPPELIN II, and my spectacular LED ZEPPELIN IV reproduction RECORD STORE DISPLAYS!!
If you have any questions, comments, or just want to commune with someone who relishes his roots as much as you do, converse away with me. I love meeting all sorts of new people in the Etsy Cosmos.
Your friendly neighborhood Creative Pal, Paul W.
NeW and ImPROVED LED ZEPPELIN III 1970s Record Store Display double sided hanging mobile almost 3 feet wide
- Handmade item
- Materials: ink, satinpaper, chipboard, spraymount, the, heart, of, rockandroll
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