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.
Here’s the brief from the Meme’s page.
Always wanted to be in a rock band?
Well, here’s 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: Combine all three elements in your photo editing software.
This simple formula has produced over 1,000 covers. Below I’ve picked a few of my favs. Click them to view the creators Flickr page.
I encourage everyone to give it a try and if you’re in a garage band and need a CD cover then trawl the pool of photos and contact the creators. That said I hope this doesn’t lead to record labels thinking that this is how CD covers are created these days.
Iron and Wine’s “The Shepard Dog” looks like the first cover in this post.