Sunday, June 15, 2008

CD and Album Cover Art

1. "CD Cover Meme"

Steps in creating your own Random CD Cover:
(1) Artist
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

(2) Title
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

(3) Artwork
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Here's one I just cooked up now:
* Artist: Battle of Pentemili beachhead (1974)
* Title: And ultimately defeat him
* Cover art: <>
Not sure about the artist name, but the title could work and the photo
is pretty good.

A recipe for the back cover:
(1) Reload Flickr's interesting photos page twice. Take the seventh
    picture, desaturate it.
(2) Reload the random quotes page. Take the last few words of each quote
    to make song titles. Use them all.

2. "Sleevage - Album Cover Blog. Music, Art, Design."
"Sleevage is a blog all about music cover art. From the LPs of the 60s
 to the digital artworks of now. We'll post the best or most interesting
 covers everyday in an effort to become the world's best resource for
 great music artwork."

3. "Barcode-cover '80s album selling for a song"
"A big barcode splashed on the cover of an '80s compilation CD is being
 mistakenly scanned by retailers instead of the real barcode, giving
 Tears for Fears and Duran Duran fans a fat discount"

4. "Cover Stories, Old and New"
"(P)ast a certain age - or perhaps a certain stage in a career - most
 acts' new album cover designs lose that singular, epochal quality that
 was so common to their early releases. That is, where an act might once
 have released iconic albums replete with cover art that not only
 reflected their time but also defined it, those acts' older, mid-life
 incarnations tend to release album covers that only lamely follow
 ripened trends."

5. 317X
A guy has scanned in the covers of his vinyl record collection, and
there are some quirky covers in there.  A bit like those you see on
Spicks and Specks.

Here's a particularly bizarre album:
"IBM 7090 Computer and Digital to Sound Transducer - Music from

"What is 317X?"