Malaysian Artist Redesigns Iconic Punk and Classic Rock Album Covers as Ramadhan Greetings

Ameer Naim aka ANEURYSM is a Temerloh-based illustrator and designer. As the punk scene in Malaysia started up north in the ’80s, Ameer spent most of his life in the sleepy Terengganu town listening to rock music from the States and the UK (punk rock, brit rock, alternative, metal, and classic rock to be exact).

Being a practicing Muslim, he decided to re-appropriate his favourite album artworks as Ramadhan greetings back in 2015. While we’re not too sure how bands like The Clash would take to his repurposing of their angst into a message about patience, or how bands who are synonymous with free-will, anarchism and socialism like Sex Pistols, Black Flag and Bad Religion would react to Ameer’s pious redesigns; some of the covers still work (or should we say, kena) even with the new context – like that Iron Maiden album cover and the album covers of local bands The Bollocks, Condemn The Corruptor and Dum Dum Tak.

While all the artworks here carry a message to Muslims about Ramadhan, Ameer still injects his own brand of naive humour for the masses. Hey, it ain’t punk rock unless it makes you raise an eyebrow or two, and that goes for the holy month of Ramadhan too.

Check out his redesigns below:

The Beatles – Abby Road

 

Bad Religion – The Empire Strikes First

 

AC/DC – For Those About To Rock

 

(Radiohead – The Bends)

 

Linkin Park – Meteora

 

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dreams

 

Nirvana – Nevermind

 

Blur – The Best Of

 

Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory?

 

Iron Maiden – Pieces Of Mind

 

Gorillaz – Demon Days

 

Condemn The Corruptor

 

The Clash – London Calling

 

The Bollocks – Revolution

 

The Killers – Hot Fuss

 

Minor Threat

 

Rage Against The Machine – Battle For Los Angeles

 

Black Flag – My War

 

Muse – Black Holes and Revelations

 

Incubus – A Crow Left of the Murder

 

Green Day – American Idiot

 

Dum Dum Tak – Hentikan Penindasan

 

Descendants – Everything Sucks

 

Sex Pistols – Nevermind The Bollocks

 

System Of A Down – Toxicity

 

Sum 41 – Does This Look Infected?

 

Placebo

 

Rancid – And Out Come The Wolves

 

Sonic Youth – Goo

 

Discharge – Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing

More art from ANEURYSM on Instagram (@anxxrysm). Checkout more local design and art talent here.