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Classic Album Covers Drawn On An Etch A Sketch

Hannah Keyser
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Back in high school, the now 30-year-old Philadelphia based artist Alli Katz found she had an unsual talent for drawing with an Etch A Sketch. In the years since, she has perfected that ability and now puts it to use creating Etch A Sketch versions of classic album covers that she posts to her

Instagram

. Katz talked to

Fast Company

about her medium—she rotates through a collection of about four Etch A Sketches and is always on the lookout for more—and her method, saying each drawing usually takes about 45 minutes, unless she runs into some trouble. "Sometimes I have to start a really simple one six or seven times because there is something off about it and there's no way to cover up mistakes," Katz told Fast Company. "I started 'Rumours' by Fleetwood Mac like eight times. Something about the fluidity of Stevie's body and Mick's wooden balls made it really hard for me, but I really love that album and I was determined to do it." Check out the finished pieces:

Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA"

The Velvet Underground & Nico:

George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass"

David Bowie's "Aladdin Sane"

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours"

The Beatles' "Abbey Road"

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