Tuesday, October 24, 2017
At the gates of a new city
The idea of this little game is to create an album cover for an imaginary artist/group, as well as an imaginary review, following these instructions:  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 Riff Raff Theatre Company.  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 (from 2014 onward: any part of a random quotation will do). The random quote that came up was by Anne Michaels: Hold a book in your hand and you're a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.  The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, Shanghai skyline, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Andreas Pen MF 40 Black and Goudy Stout 20 White, respectively.
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.
Copyright statement: image created by myself based on one of my photographs. Copyright Hennie Schaper.