Tributes to the inauguration of Nirvana no matter were in high demand over the past week, as fans marked the album’s 30th anniversary. But one fan got really creative, managing to recreate the no matter album cover using GPS tracking to plot a cycle route in its image.
The fan is Pete Stokes, an Australian cyclist and national park manager who discovered a passion for creating GPS-tracked artwork with his bike rides. In order to recreate the famous work of art, which showed a baby floating in a pool of water just beyond the reach of a dollar bill, Stokes cycled 150 km on an eight-hour ride through the streets of the city of Adelaide. He used his Strava exercise app to create the route.
“no matter, released thirty years ago today. He always kicks all kinds of ass, ”added Stokes in the caption.
Explaining why the record meant so much to him, Stokes told The Guardian: “When this album came out I was in high school – I was about 14, and that’s when you form your love of the music.”
Stokes has shown his artistry in a variety of GPS-assisted creations, including the celebration of Pink Floyd The dark side of the moon album cover, saluting classical music icon Beethoven and more. “That’s all that takes hold of me at the time. Nirvana has its place in my record collection, ”he explained. Stokes posted his GPS creations via his Instagram page Pete.The.R4bbit.
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