CD Cover Meme: Various 1

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.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4: Combine all three elements in your photo editing software.

5: Share

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.

CD Cover Meme: Various 2
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CD Cover Meme: Various 5
CD Cover Meme: Various 6
CD Cover Meme: Various 7
CD Cover Meme: Various 8

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.

Iron and Wine the Shepards Dog

Various: CD Cover Meme

CD Cover Meme: Various 1

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.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4: Combine all three elements in your photo editing software.

5: Share

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.

CD Cover Meme: Various 2
CD Cover Meme: Various 3
CD Cover Meme: Various 4
CD Cover Meme: Various 5
CD Cover Meme: Various 6
CD Cover Meme: Various 7
CD Cover Meme: Various 8

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.

Iron and Wine the Shepards Dog





4 Comments

  1. I design CD art for a living and I wish it were this easy. haha.

  2. I was thinking that it looked more like Danny the Dog (Massive Attack) than the Shepherd’s Dog.

  3. Nice! The first thing I thought of when I saw the first cover was Iron and Wine’s The Shepherd’s Dog…

  4. Who are you?

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