Album Cover Generator

About six weeks ago, a friend of mine posted this little “game” on Facebook. It’s an Album Cover Generator and it works remarkably well.

To be fair, though, calling it a “generator” is a bit of a stretch. It’s more of an algorithm. You have to do all the work, but that’s what makes this such a blast. Here’s the recipe:

1. Go to a random page on Wikipedia. The title of the page you land on is the name of your band.

2. Go to a random quotation. The last four words of the last quote on the page is the title of your album.

3. Go to a random picture on Flickr. The third picture is the cover art for your album.

Bring all these elements into your favorite image editor and be prepared to be amazed at the results. Here’s what I came up with:

Really makes you wonder about some real album covers when you see how effective this randomization technique is. I think I’ll go try some more.

You have a good weekend.



7 Responses to “Album Cover Generator”

Biz said
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May 1, 2009 at 8:00 am

Those are so cool Charlie! Hope you have a good Friday! Check out my post today to see my stats after finishing 30 days of Jillian’s shred!

Joanie said
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May 1, 2009 at 9:27 am

Your covers are really cool! My favorite is Thornton Smallwood. Looks like it could be a real album!

I did this on Facebook and ended up with a really cool one! Maybe I’ll steal, I mean borrow this idea of yours do a post about it on my blog. πŸ™‚

    Charlie said
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    May 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Steal away! That’s what this whole blogging thing is about.

Kelly said
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May 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm

That is so freakin fun! Thanks. I’ll be making a lot of album covers today.

MaryBe said
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May 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I love all those covers! They gave me chills! Now, get back to practicing the piano so they can be REAL albums!

Trish said
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May 3, 2009 at 7:54 am

This was fun. I fell on the Lucky wikipedia page (a book) and the last four of the quote was “to me through books”. The picture was tulips – my favorite flower.

So appropriate to me, it’s uncanny!

Pubsgal said
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May 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Wow, this *is* fun! Makes me wonder how many band/albums/covers will be made this way in the future, now that this game is out there.