A graphic artist will not have any problem knowing where this idea started from. Artist David Marsh used something he worked everyday with and mixed it with classic albums.
Roxy Music: 'Country Life' (1974)
Johnny Cash: 'At Folsom Prison' (1968)
Nirvana: 'Nevermind' (1991)
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention: 'Weasels Ripped My Flesh' (1970)