Pop culture figures on The Beatles‘ album cover tribute

Pop culture figures on The Beatles‘ album cover tribute

The Prodigy’s Keith Fling and rapper Juice WRLD are among culture figures appearing in a new album cover as a tribute to The Beatles‘ iconic ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.

Artist Chris Barker designed a similar tribute to the famous cover in 2016, and has now created one every year since.

Barker says he decided to use this year’s montage to “focus on the perils of plastic pollution and using the Sumatran rhino to highlight the plight of many endangered species around the world,” following a previous climate-themed piece.

“I love the effect of the giant rhino poking in to the group and being ignored like the elephant in the room,” he added. “The image is kind of a meme of itself now. It has very little relation to the original album cover in a way. The drum is really the only thing that’s survived.”