The challenge this week on Monday Artday is “design a cd cover”.
For several years now, I have been compiling a list of possible band names. I have had a lot of help (from this guy and this lady, among others). Sometimes, someone will utter a phrase, as part of regular conversation, and a band name is born.
At one of my previous places of employment, this guy (a co-worker) came up with Günk-Boxx. It needs the umlaut or it doesn’t work.
Now I finally get the opportunity to present the debut CD from Günk-Boxx.
When I first saw this challenge, it struck a chord with me. For a few weeks now, my son and I have been creating CD covers based on a formula from sleevage.com. Sleevage.com is a website devoted to CD covers. Recently, they ran this entry:
What happens when you mix a random Wikipedia page with a random Flickr photo? You get the basis for an interesting CD cover and the brief for the ever expanding CD Cover Meme on Flickr.
Heres the brief from the Memes page. Always wanted to be in a rock band? Well, heres your chance sort of. Make your own CD Cover with the following steps and rocket yourself to mulit-platinum status and start fending off the groupies.
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Assemble the pieces in Photoshop or similar graphics editing program.
HERE are some CD covers that I created based on these instructions.