Fun "Viva Las Vegas" "Jailhouse Rock" style mock-up

Alternate cover art done by fans

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Fun "Viva Las Vegas" "Jailhouse Rock" style mock-up

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Hey there,

while going through the FTD book "The making of Viva Las Vegas" I found a picture of Elvis on page 86 that reminded me a tiny bit of 50es Elvis and how he posed for the "Jailhouse Rock" EP cover.
Just for the fun of it I made aquick mock-up using the VLV picture and combining it with elements of the JR EP design. This is not meant to be a good looking cover but just used in order to see if the feeling from that pic would translate into the rough design from the JR EP.
What do you guys think? Do yaou agree on my feeling of a bit of a flashback in regards to Elvis or don't you see it at all?

You can find the original picture from the VLV book attached below, as well as the basic Jailhouse Rock cover art (although from a more recent version) and my mock-up for Viva Las Vegas based on the above + the FTD Viva Las Vegas vinyl.
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Different, and clever.

Thanks very much for your efforts

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Very nice. The "paintery" colour reminds me of many European covers.