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Blue Velvet
Jan 31, 2008, 03:47 PM
MacRumors design and graphics forum

activity 2: your debut album

You must complete activity 1: user name (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=389896) before doing this one as it uses what you've done there...

You're signed up as the first artist on Steve Job's and Jay-Z's new record label... as well as iTunes sales, they've negotiated a deal far too good to refuse, to sell your first debut album through Starbucks. You're gonna be famous!

But you're not only a talented musician, you're also an actor, model, film-maker, author... and, of course, a talented designer. So you tell Steve that you're going to design the cover of your own CD and make it really autobiographical, an image that really captures your essence, your innermost being, as a creative artist...

He says: sure, we love you so much, do what you like!

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• rgb jpg, max 100kb file size
• posted only as an attached file, not linked off-site
• a square, 550 pixels wide x 550 pixels high

• anything you like that describes you in a visual style. A self-portrait that doesn't have to be a facial portrait. An illustrative element; image, drawing, graphic... anything you like that you feel captures something about you or your life, created in any way you like

• somewhere within the artwork, you must include the intact typography that you created in activity 1: user name (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=389896)

• give the album a title, between one and three words maximum, a title that is biographical in some way, some words that have a personal meaning for you in some way; serious, funny, surreal... Do some nice type that matches or complements your user name

• one piece of artwork, in one post
• all artwork is copyright of you and you alone
• thread opens 1 february 2008 :)





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carbon14
Feb 1, 2008, 01:26 PM
Continuing my last theme :)

tobefirst
Feb 1, 2008, 01:36 PM
carbon14, have you had problems with your medial meniscus? What's the meaning behind the title/imagery? I ask as someone who has had both ACLs replaced...so I'm curious. (:

carbon14
Feb 1, 2008, 02:36 PM
carbon14, have you had problems with your medial meniscus? What's the meaning behind the title/imagery? I ask as someone who has had both ACLs replaced...so I'm curious. (:

Yes, one knee has problems. The idea behind the title/imagery was to denote decay/fading away of my knee. Used an actual X-ray of my knee. Tried to tie into the carbon14 half-life/disappearing theme.

JasonElise1983
Feb 1, 2008, 02:37 PM
this is so exciting...i can't wait to do mine. WOOHOO!!!

-JE

digitalnicotine
Feb 1, 2008, 04:41 PM
Ooooh, I love this next assigment! What fun! I'll have to see what I can come up with, hopefully this weekend. Nice work, Carbon.

LeviG
Feb 1, 2008, 05:53 PM
Here we go - time for people to think what the hell is this bloke on :D.

Not sure I'm happy with the way images used turned out but what I wanted was not easy to find. It will do though, don't want to spend all day on the design.

All images copyright there respective owners/artists etc.

Text at top in case people wonder is EVER CHANGING CIRCLE.

Design (and title) is a combination of a piece of HR Giger's work (I got into his work due to ALIEN being released in the year I was born) and I suppose easiest definition is my beliefs or elements of them.

cst1973
Feb 1, 2008, 06:10 PM
Just about sums everything up

ChicoWeb
Feb 2, 2008, 01:41 AM
And mine....

Done with PS and AI, from original photography of mine.

Great assignment.

ezekielrage_99
Feb 2, 2008, 07:13 AM
I like the covers already uploaded, the funny thing is that you can kind of guess which genre of music most people listen to.

LeviG
Feb 2, 2008, 08:19 AM
I like the covers already uploaded, the funny thing is that you can kind of guess which genre of music most people listen to.

OK. I do listen to metal/gothic but I'm currently more into my industrial stuff (ie android lust for example) - I'm quite diverse with my music tastes.

chaosbunny
Feb 2, 2008, 08:54 AM
Here is mine.

Just an idea, it would be fun to take all of them and turn them into an iTunes album cover like screensaver in the end.

I like electronic, rock, some metal, actually almost anythink except hip hop and ragga.

Shotglass
Feb 2, 2008, 09:46 AM
And mine....

Done with PS and AI, from original photography of mine.

Great assignment.  - what a nerdy joke. I like it!

digitalnicotine
Feb 2, 2008, 12:01 PM
I really like all of these so far. Very nice. Now I will have to state up front I can't do anything that nice lol but you'll realize it when I finish it (start it!) and post. Glad it's not a competition!! :) Chicoweb, can you up the photo you used in it's original form so I can see how you altered it? It looks fab as a cd cover.

Toppa G's
Feb 2, 2008, 01:02 PM
Here's mine...:cool:

JasonElise1983
Feb 2, 2008, 01:17 PM
here's mine.

it's actually an image from a photoshoot i had a while back, but i always thought it represented me.

-JE

ChicoWeb
Feb 2, 2008, 05:14 PM
...Chicoweb, can you up the photo you used in it's original form so I can see how you altered it? It looks fab as a cd cover.

Sure, It's actually from a picture of me. Don't want to kill the thread so I won't attach it - http://www.chicowebdesign.com/development/IMG_1736_1.jpg.

murdock25
Feb 3, 2008, 12:46 PM
Here's mine, water colours used for the illustration.

digitalnicotine
Feb 4, 2008, 07:39 AM
Here's my debut album.

wheezy
Feb 4, 2008, 09:44 AM
Here's my debut album.

Thanks for creeping me out with a doll face. I don't know what it is but blank stares from dolls just... chucky me. :)

I actually like this a lot. the colors are perfect, and the swap in the middle on the name and title is cool.

I have no idea what I'm going to do for mine...

digitalnicotine
Feb 4, 2008, 10:18 AM
Thanks for creeping me out with a doll face. I don't know what it is but blank stares from dolls just... chucky me. :)

LOL! Me too. I picked it because it represents innocence and fear at the same time. I like the conglomeration of classical music, heavy metal, choirs bordering on opera, and brutally honest lyrics. This is probably why Evanescence is my favorite band. I also favor Bach, Linkin Park, and Tool.

ezekielrage_99
Feb 4, 2008, 05:47 PM
Here's mine, water colours used for the illustration.

So I'm guessing my tagline for my album can't be "Bigger than Jesus"...

Still great image for the background.

toaster_oven
Feb 4, 2008, 10:08 PM
Photo from a trip to HdM's DeYoung Museum a couple years ago.
Title reflects my current research.

Markleshark
Feb 5, 2008, 08:13 AM
Just for fun.

Z.Beeblebrox
Feb 5, 2008, 01:19 PM
For the sake of the design project outline, I decided to make Zaphod a girl.

dpaanlka
Feb 11, 2008, 10:17 PM
Hmm...

102362

Wee Beastie
Feb 12, 2008, 08:35 PM
^^^ I like this. It's nice and clean, with a graceful font. I dig the muted color pallette. The backward type requires extra attention from the view. Very nice!

mynameisweebeastie

Wee Beastie
Feb 12, 2008, 08:56 PM
my album cover

illustration: collage, acrylic paint, digital
design: crappy
music sounds like: The Battles/Soggy Bottom Boys/Celine Dion/Brian Eno/Rasputina/Lyle Lovett/Hannah Montana/Aphex Twin

MindBrain
Feb 17, 2008, 02:40 AM
Here, now where's my check Steve Jobs??? Hehehaha jk

nfocus design
Feb 17, 2008, 10:13 PM
Sorry, wrong size the first time. Here is the corrected size.

deathbyart
Feb 18, 2008, 12:13 PM
Yea, I admit I didn't read the entire list of instructions. I already had it finished so I just threw it up there. I will remove it, and follow the "rules" sorry.

digitalnicotine
Feb 18, 2008, 01:19 PM
Imo, dark is beautiful.

Blue Velvet
Feb 18, 2008, 01:43 PM
My stuff always tends to be a bit dark... :confused:


And doesn't follow the brief regarding dimensions. And you haven't posted in the first thread.

I'm not trying to be difficult; just wanted to give something exclusively to those who had put the work in in the first activity.

IgnatiusTheKing
Feb 20, 2008, 05:18 PM
still killing time at work...

Topher15
Mar 19, 2008, 12:02 AM
Here's something I knocked up...

Melrose
Dec 15, 2008, 11:33 AM
As if there isn't already too much ambient punk music out there..

macworkerbee
Dec 15, 2008, 01:02 PM
Wow, I can't believe that I didn't know about these design activity threads. Are there any plans to start some new ones? I'm still pretty new to the site and think that this would be a fun way to work on some non-corporate design projects. I'll keep my eyes open for any new ones!

rockdog
Dec 17, 2008, 01:23 AM
simple like me

anim8or
Dec 18, 2008, 04:26 PM
here's mine.... although i cant quite decide on what genre of music to say...?

Rt&Dzine
Jan 3, 2009, 06:08 PM
Uses one of my watercolors.