Monday, November 24, 2008

In the eternal cold

The idea of this little game is to create an album cover for an imaginary artist/group, following these instructions:

[1] The artist/group: go to the wiki random page generator. The first random Wikipedia article obtained this way is the name of the band or performer. In this case, I ended up with Faramans. And I made a typo. Sue me.
[2] The title: go to the random quotations site. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of the album. The random quote that came up was by Archibald MacLeish: To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Winter Wonderland 3, can be found here on Flickr.
The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Mistral 70/80 Black.

Note: this is a variation on the "Debut album game" that has been making its rounds around bulletin boards and blogs for some time now - the original version called for a random Flickr Explore photograph to be used as the cover. I have been trying to find out who had the original idea, but so far no success.