New #90 Album Cover Challenge

posted February 5th, 2018
Delighted to be carrying on the challenge here, following voting on #89 challenge. Well done to all the other competitors - and especially the others in Vikki's top picks - Peter @pcoulson, Caroline @carolineb7, Kali @kali66, Heidi, @transatlantic99. Look them out - some great covers!

Thank you too, to Vikki for running the challenge and passing the baton on. I am borrowing her inspiring words, to get you thinking about your entry for the next challenge.. ..

Now, you wonderful people of 365. Let's say you work for a promotional company. You have a great boss who rakes in the big money from those silly celebrities. Suddenly, you're hauled to a really large office, with big windows, a view of the city to the left and the ocean to the right. There's only one piece of furniture: a large table by those big windows. There's a note right in the middle, you pick it up and you realize it's from the big boss. It reads: "Do an album cover design for a big time band." Just the thing to perk up your credentials. You have two days to present your idea to the band itself and impress the big boss. You set to work. But first you need to find out the name of that band or artist and what you would call the album. Here's how:

Go to and choose the link for "random article" on the top left side of the page. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your musician(s) or band.

Go to and choose "random quotes" from the left menus. Scroll down to the end of the page. The last 4 to 6 words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your album.

3. Next, find or take a photo of yours that fits the album name and artist(s). Album covers are square, so don't forget to crop it.

4. Then, use your favorite editing program to create your cover (or, if you don't have one, Ace members have free access to -- and there are many other free programs out there). You can use any image of yours for the album, old or new, but you must use your own images and do all processing for the cover during the time frame of the challenge.

The reality of this challenge is that you actually have longer than two days to come up with an album cover design.
START: Monday, 5 February, 2018
END: Sunday, 25 February 2018 (all time zones considered)
TAG: albumcoverchallenge90

Click here to see entries.

All entries must be posted in your album between those dates. If you have any questions or need help getting started, just post to this thread.

In addition to tagging your image, please post your album to this thread, too, in order to keep this thread alive. That means it will show up on the discussion lists to the right of the home page. It also helps bring in more participants!

So, lets get going - this is the perfect go to option for those days when you didn't get out, inspiration walked out the door when you picked up your camera, you have a bank of images that you really want to use, but need something extra to contextualise them, or you just want some fun!

I look forward to seeing your entries.

To post a photo on this thread:
1) Go to your page that has the photo you would like to post.
2) Click on the icon with an arrow just below the bottom right of your picture. Find the 'Embed Code' box and right click on it to copy it, then paste it in your comment below.

posted February 5th, 2018
@Poulson, @carolineb7, @kali66, @tranatlantic99, @summerfield.@olivetreeann, @alfredrico, look forward to your entries - spread the word!
posted February 5th, 2018
well done Helen, this time i got
Pyeongchang-dong ( the beverley hills of Seoul , Korea)
Anyone Else In the World

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
posted February 5th, 2018
Artist: Kipps Run
Title: The same things

Full quote: If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. Plato (427 BC - 347 BC)
posted February 5th, 2018
Artist : Ocean One
Title: In the way of

I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism. Howard Dietz

posted February 5th, 2018
@kali66 @salza @portela I am looking forward to what you come up with. As is customary, and to set the ball rolling I created a sample today. My pick:

Artist: Mount Michelson
Title: more important than any one thing

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln.

posted February 6th, 2018
Hi Helen, Here's my entry. Thanks for setting this up.

Artist: Olshany
Album Title: Count each day a separate life
posted February 7th, 2018
Artist : Ocean One
Title : In the way of (the last 6 words were "... gets in the way of plagiarism"
posted February 7th, 2018
- "Delayed nuclear radiation" for band, and "to your next objective" as album title...It seems to fit perfectly
posted February 8th, 2018

Band name: Outsider - film, song
Album Title: To get the photo you want
No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.
Ken Rockwell
posted February 9th, 2018
This is my effort Helen
Artist:- Paolo Lacizi
Title:- From one graveyard to another
posted February 9th, 2018
@alfredrico @portela @yorkshirekiwi @pcoulson thanks for all of these wonderful entries. You are really setting the standard high.
posted February 13th, 2018
I'm loving all the entries so far. Keep them coming .....

posted February 13th, 2018
Always a favorite challenge of mine- will get my artist and title soon!
posted February 13th, 2018
posted February 14th, 2018
posted February 14th, 2018
My effort for the album challenge. The picture is the from door to the flat I lived in back in the day (not quite this shape though ;-)) ).
Random article -Band: Park Road 36 ; a road in the US state of Texas a 9km stretch located in Palo Pinto County.
Random Quote: "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval" George Sanayana.
posted February 19th, 2018
Thank you for all of your entries. I will be on the case to pick my five for voting, very soon.
posted February 24th, 2018
Helen - I just noticed that closing date is tomorrow - and we are already having a re-vote for the challenge!!
It did catch me by surprise when I saw the vote but never really thought about it until I checked the Weekly SH*T list that has the ending dates of all challenges.
Oh well ...
posted February 24th, 2018
Wendy .. and everyone else. I am so very sorry. I am not sure how I have got this wrong and ended the competition early. My very sincerest apologies.

I shall suggest to the winner of the vote that entries be accepted in the next competition , from the date which I unfairly closed this one. very sorry for my carelessness.
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