Sleevefacing is a hot new photo trend and we need to talk about it

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There are optical illusions and then there are optical illusions. Case in point: “sleevefacing.” This is an Internet photo trend and community that repurposes cover and sleeve art from vinyl records (note to the millennials reading this: a once popular medium for prerecorded music ) to obscure or extend body parts. To achieve a successful sleevefacing requires both a sense of humor and extreme skill!

Similar, say, to clown nosing or cat bearding, the trick here is to finesse the placement for optimum comedic effect and fidelity to the original. The phenomenon, governed by a strict no-Photoshop dictum, has surfaced several times on the Internet in the last couple of years and its practitioners are constantly adding new entries, making it something of an ongoing project that ebbs and flows to reflect the times.

Embedded below are 11 of the best examples of Sleevefacing!

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sleevefacing-vinyl-illusion-freddie-mercury

via: Sleeveface.com

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