Random Album Cover Challenge

So, this is a little thing I stumbled upon years ago, on Facebook, that I enjoy revisiting from time to time.

It was originally titled My Debut Album Cover, and basically it provides 3 random elements out of which one will make an album cover: Band Name, Album Title, and a picture. I think it makes for a lovely and fun design challenge.

Here’s how you get your random elements:

  1. Band Name:
    Get a random wikipedia article by clicking HERE.
    The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Album Title:
    Get a random quote HERE.
    The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  3. Cover Image:
    Select the third picture, no matter what it is from HERE for your album cover.

Use your favorite graphic design software to put it all together (I realize that for some people, this means MS Paint …..).

Then post it in the comments section below.

If you find the chance to see the source material as interesting as I do, feel free to post your entire quote as well (posting the link to the page will just bring up another set of random quotes), along with your wikipedia and flickr links.

PRO-CHALLENGE #1:
Limit your design time to 15 minutes – post total time with your album cover.

PRO-CHALLENGE, JR.:
Limit your design time to 30 minutes – post total time with your album cover.

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