Cleaner than the windshield

OK. So I may just have used all my spare time playing with designing an album cover. I had no new input for today (with the exception of an abstract mundane garlic clove which may yet put in an appearance although I can't say it did much to satisfy me -unlike the winter moussaka that it helped to create )

The results of my Wikipedia random searches were drawn out a few days ago, apologies that I am unable to contextualise them by giving the full quote. But this is what I was working on:

Name of Band: Rally de Portugal
Album Title: Cleaner than the Windshield.

There is a two tone version of one of yesterdays puddle shots in there, and a smidgen of the headlights of a car. Make of it what you will.
Excellent.
posted January 22nd, 2018  
ooh now there are few things as pleasing as a successful album cover on a grim old winter's day. i like it. great font and a suitably moody, abstract image for rally de portugal, clearly some kind of edgy band. thanks for reminding me - i must have another go myself
posted January 22nd, 2018  
I admire your imagination
posted January 23rd, 2018  
thanks for the contribution, my friend. i really thought you'd forget about me. :-) i would imagine that those copywriters in ad agencies start out with their designs just like this. and in the old days, they of course didn't have internet nor wikipedia but i would imagine they scan the great encyclopedia britannica quite often or a lot! aces!
posted January 23rd, 2018  
Fantastic entry for the album cover challenge.
posted January 23rd, 2018  
Excellent cover!
posted January 23rd, 2018  
A creative and interesting album cover for the challenge. You've got my vote! :-)
posted January 23rd, 2018  
Very clever editing, I love it.
posted January 23rd, 2018  
cool title
posted January 23rd, 2018  
Very cool - both title and hot. Have a fav.
posted January 23rd, 2018  
Spare time well spent.
posted January 23rd, 2018  
I like this image even more than the other version... very imaginative use of headlight
posted January 23rd, 2018  
I too prefer this image to the first one, the blue colour also adds to the shot. A very cool edit
posted January 23rd, 2018  
Very creative
posted January 23rd, 2018  
Good one, HJ!
posted January 23rd, 2018  
So very cool, Helen!
posted January 23rd, 2018  
That is so cool :)
posted January 24th, 2018  
Cool shot.
posted January 24th, 2018  
@helenm2016 @haskar @shawnas365 @domenicododaro @ivan @carolmw @suzanne234 @yrhenwr @fotoblah @graemestevens @kali66 @onewing @gaylewood @kwind @moonmtn @ethelperry many thanks to you all for generously seeing merit in my efforts!
@summerfield I often hang on to these suggested themes waiting for inspiration and the deadlines come and go - but you are admirably persistent in your reminders. I spend too long trying to analyse the meaning and inspiration of album covers and the like, but guess that they bring together what they have to hand in a way that looks convincing and can be linked to the theme.
@pistache thanks for the appreciation of the different elements here.
posted January 26th, 2018  
@helenhall - when i do cover albums, i myself like that the quotes and title i get have some sense in them and i can relate or give further meaning to them. i guess that's how i failed to land a job at an ad agency when i was much much younger. the product has to "speak" to me and if it doesn't, i know I'd come up blank. that's why, as an assistant (or executive secretary in the ancient world), my bosses loved me as i didn't just type and file, i have to understand what i was doing and that's how i know i could do the best i can.
posted January 26th, 2018  
Congratulations on the win with this terrific photo
posted February 4th, 2018  
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