Swimmer Ryan Lochte as the baby on Nirvana's 1991 album, “Nevermind”
Photographer Mattias Clamer recently shot a fun editorial for ESPN Magazine’s music issue, where 14 athletes posed as music icons on famous album covers.
The humorous series took the athletics out of their comfort zone in sports and placed them in the glamorous limelight of pop music—considering this, the featured athletes look surprisingly at home on these re-created album covers.
You can also check out the playlists they have compiled in conjunction with the magazine feature over here.
View more entertaining images of the athletes-turn-superstars below:
NFL Players Trent Richardson, Marshawn Lynch and LaMarr Woodley as Run-D.M.C. in the 2002 album “Run DMC's Greatest Hits”
NFL Players Trent Richardson, Marshawn Lynch and LaMarr Woodley as Run-D.M.C. in the 2003 album “Ultimate Run DMC”
Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter Allyson Felix as Beyonce in her 2003 album, “Dangerously In Love"
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson in his 1979 album, “Off The Wall"
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson in his 1982 album, “Thriller”
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (and wife Chanra) as Bob Dylan for the 1963 album, “The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan”
Motocross Racer James Stewart as Rick James from his 1981 album “Street Songs
U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Forward Alex Morgan as Katy Perry in her 2008 album, “One Of The Boys”
MLB Players J. Upton, E. Longoria, B. Phillips, G. Stanton and S. Victorino as Devo in their 1980 album, “Freedom Of Choice
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.
He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.
An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.
One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.