Cover art meme: "Enemy Change His Mind" by Dog Whistle, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.
I love album cover art. Not-too-secretly, I desire to design things for fun and profit, and I adore the art that surrounds music. So obviously I love this meme:
The CD Cover Meme group has only three rules: (1) The first article title on this random wiki page is the name of your band, (2) the last four words of the very last quote on this random quote page is the title of your album, and (3) the third picture here, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
In reality, it is important to check the copyright settings of the picture you find in step three. Most times, you will find all rights reserved. Backstep, reload, and check again until you find at least some Creative Commons Rights shared.
This is addictive. I went for an easy design this time — in no small part because my Photoshop skills are only passable.
How tempting it is to play around and spend hours coming up with a funky cool design!
I was in fact tempted to play creative director and spec out a design, then assign my brother Anthony to do the real work — he’s so much more fluent with Photoshop. I came to my senses and chose instead to let him continue to work on billable, client projects this Friday afternoon. The meme loses a little because of my decision, but our clients benefit. The company schedule and financial state are better off too.
The web is a dangerous mistress.
(Links and meme thanks to Coudal.)
I got lucky with all three options, although it took me a while to find a photo with a Creative Commons license. I’ll let you know when it’s done…
I did this. I loved this.
I’ll be posting the cover for Sunbeam Tiger’s brilliant debut release “…and we’ve no manners” shortly.
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