Friday, February 27, 2009

Fake Book Covers

Pot Boilers and Sci Fi - $5 ea or 3 for $12

Discerning stories for the Female of the house.

Thrillers and Detective - Buy One get one Free.

Made by me for fun.

Fake Albums are great but I've always fancied getting my teeth into a book...

Based on the last Facebook set up here's some links I've put together:

To design an FBC (Fake Book Cover)

1 - Go to The name Generator - and click “Generate New Name” – this will be the name of your Author.

2 - Go to the "Random Title Generator" - and click “Give me Some Titles” - choose a title for your book.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” choose an image to suit or hit “reload” until inspiration hits – this will be your cover image.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together. For inspiration – go here:

I'll post some examples soon:

in the meantime - enjoy this little cut-up I made:

"It's an outrage!"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Darn that Meme

Occasionally a meme comes along that takes you by the hoodangers and gives them a twirl.

The whole "create a fake album" has me hooked. It's so damn simple and great fun for nerdy designer types like myself.

the "rules" are these:

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"

or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

then you're supposed to tag people on facebook and get them to do it too but I ignore that bit...

Now - I hate hard and fast meme rules - especially when it comes to the third one - so my new version is "pick any image off that page" (why do so many flickr denizens take shots of flowers?)

Here's a compilation of the albums so far. Click for a bigger version.

*UPDATE 26 Feb*

Addicted? You betcha...

Friday, February 06, 2009

Hand of Amor

Sounds ominous doesn't it? It's not - it's what I've called my new typeface I created over at:

An amazing site for a font nerd like myself. So much fun.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

What if Sean Penn or Russell Crowe was your Dad...

... and they tried to tell Dad Jokes? - this was the idea behind this short series of films:

Check out the rest (including a special guest appearance of Emo Boy)