Creative Playtime: Make Your Own Album Cover

I had so much fun using random elements to create the “album cover” above! Apparently this has been floating around Facebook for a while, but I just saw it for the first time. Here are the instructions:

1. Go to wikipedia.org and hit Random Article. The title of the article is the name of your band.

2. Go to quotationspage.com and hit Random Quotation. The last four or five words of the last quote on the page is the title of your album.

3. Go to flickr.com and click on Explore -> Interesting photos from the last 7 days. The third picture, no matter what it is, is your album cover.

4. Use Photoshop or a free online photo editor like picnik.com to put it all together.

A couple of caveats:

  • This is creative play, so feel free to bend the rules — if you see another photo or quote you like better, use it!
  • Many of the photos posted on Flickr are listed as having “All Rights Reserved.” If you plan to post your album cover (even to Facebook), it’s not cool to steal someone else’s creative work! I had fun playing around with artwork I found on Flickr, but for my album cover above, I used a photo I took at the San Francisco zoo a few years ago. Another option: try this Flickr tool, which generates random images licensed under Creative Commons licences that don’t prohibit derivative works.
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