Saturday, November 08, 2008

The languor of idleness

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 1478 Vihuri.
[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 Ann Radcliffe: A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Sleeping on the job, can be found here on Flickr.
The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Berlin Sans FB 70/85 Orange.

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.