Tabs Out Cassette Podcast | Photoshop Merzbow Contest

Photoshop Merzbow Contest
12.19.13 by Tabs Out


Since 1979 Masami Akita, commonly known as Merzbow, has released nearly 400 recordings and played countless numbers of shows. In that time people have remastered, remixed, and collaborated with him. But, to the best of our knowledge, there has not been much demand to Photoshop him. Well, in celebration of his birthday today Tabs Out is here to right that wrong.

merzbow_dlClick the image to the left to download a high res PSD (or here if you’d rather grip a PNG or JPG) of Masami Akita. Once the file is living on your computer, use the program Adobe Photoshop (or an equivalent) to render old Merzy, or place him somewhere zany like a KFC or something. Go crazy. Have fun. Be a dick. We’ll choose our favorites and throw em up on the site. Whoever makes the best ones will get a grip of cassette tapes from us as a little prize.

Use WeTransfer and send your works of art to Be sure to include your name and where ya live. Contest ends when we want it to NOW.

Okay, we’ve combed through all of the submissions. Some were pretty awesome, some were just fucking terrible. And the winner is…





Winner: Jared Micah
Jared Micah1


Honorable Mentions

Andrew White
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Simon Stroup
Simon Stroup

Max Allison
Max Allison - -Pacific Merz- - Tabs Out Merzbow Photoshop

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