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Best Album Cover Ever

March 12th, 2009 | Jonathan Gray

I’ve been meaning for a while to comment on the Album Cover generator meme running around Facebook and elsewhere. A meme about extratextuals is too good to ignore, and it provides a good opportunity to discuss the flatness and the seeming paint-by-numbers nature of many extratextuals.

First, though, for those of you who don’t know the meme, here’s how it works:

1 – Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – Go to “Random quotations” or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

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 http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days

Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover (it will need to be a .jpg, not a .gif or .bmp).

4 – Use Photoshop (or similar) to put it all together.

5 – Post it to Facebook as a note and tag the friends you want to join in.

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