Sunday, March 08, 2009

Action brings new strength

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 Downham West.
[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 Evenius: The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.
[3] The illustration: pick a suitable one from my Flickr collection. My picture, China Now 8, can be found here on Flickr. The on-line editing was done with the programme On-line image editor, the font settings selected were Chinese Takeaway 30 Gold Metallic and Boomerang 60 Blue, respectively.

Meanwhile, fellow blogger arnel has started Heart on my sleeve, a dedicated blog for this album cover game, following the original guide lines. Well worth exploring - it is clear that he has great talent for design.

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.