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: