I hadn’t been doing a lot of design lately, so I decided to look around for something to stay in practice with. I came across this article, and I decided to try it. Basically, it’s a little exercise where you create album art for a band that doesn’t exist. There are 4 steps to this process:
1. Click “Random Article" on Wikipedia.
The name of the article will be the name of your imaginary band.
2. Go to Quotations Page, a list of random quotes.
The last 3-5 words of the last quote on the page will be the name of your imaginary album.
3. Go to Interesting Photos from the Last 7 Days on Flickr.
The third photo on the page will be the photo you use for your album.
4. Design your album art!
This activity is much more fun if you don’t cheat, so make sure to use the photo and names that you get on your first try. Here are a few albums I made:
An Apology (or I didn’t feel like drawing an alot made of people so let’s just pretend)
My Cat is Sore (or This Photo isn’t high-res enough for Instagram) By Charlie Dean
Anthem of the Large Cat Society by Charlie Dean aka Gravity Moose
— Charlie Dean