Saturday, December 13, 2008

Toward a meaningful end


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 Golden Square. Another great band name.
[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 Dr. Thomas Dooley: Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Road to nowhere, can be found here on Flickr.
The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Battel Beasts Normal 55/30 Beige.

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.