Amazing Sports Stars as Album Cover Sleeves


When James Taylor’s imaginary footballer album covers got published as part of our Beautiful Games series last month, some 50 covers (that weren’t too rude to publish) appeared. Some of the best selected below.

Bradley Wiggins
The Modfather Bradley Wiggins – Modern Spring Classics.
This seemed appropriate as Wiggins had just made his return to the spring classics ( a take on Paul Weller’s Modern Classics)
Design: Gavin Wilkinson
The Battles – A Hard Road to Glory
My cover design is dedicated to some of the athletes who have used the podium of their success to highlight causes greater than their own personal victory. The album name is taken from the autobiography title of civil rights activist, AIDS awareness campaigner and one-time world’s highest ranking tennis player, Arthur Ashe. Row 1 (left to right): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, John Amaechi, Lance Armstrong, Arthur Ashe. Row 2 (L-R): Belle Brockhoff, John Carlos…

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