Friday, March 6, 2009

Cover Construction

I totally stole this idea from Jen Mac of In the New.

Did you know there are Random Album Cover groups on Facebook? I didn't. The idea is to make a picture of something completely random with a combination of nonsensical words, phrases or names overlaid on it. To make a random album cover:
1 - Go to "Wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
or click
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. (My word, Klęcinko, is the name of a village in northern Poland.)

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. (I actually liked the entire quote I was given..."If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others", by Tryon Edwards.)

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. (After a couple of clicks, I found out that my picture was taken by Bartek Kuzia. However, I changed the aspect ratio to make mine square like an album cover, so it became a bit unproportional. The original photo is much nicer.)

4 - Use Photoshop or a similar program to put it all together. (I don't have a good graphics editing program on my computer, so I used a combination of Word and Paint to produce my cover. That led to some interesting changes in the photo's look.)
My cover:


  1. I want to try this. Too bad I do not have photoshop

  2. I can tell you how to do it without Photoshop; e-mail me and I'll give you the details

  3. to answer your question from a few days ago, we got about 4 inches in my part of the city. that's a lot for us!