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My Fan-made CD Booklet for The New Worlds Fair

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  • My Fan-made CD Booklet for The New Worlds Fair

    I'm not much of a pencil 'n' paper artist but I do like to dabble with photo-manipulation a bit (witness my efforts in the recent logo contest on this very site). Having come across Mike's New Worlds Fair album (with the Deep Fix) here recently, I decided - as a piece of fun - to make up my own cover and booklet for a hypothetical CD.

    My original version simply featured the lyrics against a blank background, but while there was a minimalist purity about that, it did look a little dull, so I went back to the drawing board and thought again.

    What I've ended up with is a 12-page lyric booklet with one or more sets of lyrics per page (bar the front cover) and an image that (hopefully) strikes a chord with the song. In some cases I've put 2 songs to a page but still only used one image to represent the 'main' lyric. In the case of 'Ferris Wheel' there is no lyric (just the title, composer and duration) since the actual lyrics are hard to make out, and I thought it better to leave the lyrics out entirely than include them un-finished.

    Most of the images were lifted straight from their source (albeit with the usual cropping/resizing), but some had the colour dropped out, one had a 'hand-painted' colour effect added, and the final page was a composite (by me) of two existing images to produce a rather striking result (I hope).

    Because the booklet is not designed for commerical (or even private) use, I've reduced the images by 50% so I wouldn't recommend anyone trying to print them out, as the lyrics would be unreadable. ;) Each image has been uploaded to the Image Gallery - hope that's alright guys.

    All images used in this project have been sourced from the Internet and their normal copyright applies (ie all use by me is wholly unauthorised) but as I say, this project was done purely for my own devices. The lyrics were sourced from DeepFixer's posts in the Rock and Roll board - thanks DF.

    I'd love to hear what people think of them - did the images work for you? were they appropriate to the theme of the song? - so without further ado, let's go:

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    Links edited to point to the individual Gallery pages (where you can read my comments on each page) rather than the .jpgs.

    Enjoy. :)

    Cheers,
    David
    Last edited by Rothgo; 04-12-2010, 04:45 AM.
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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    They're very good. Extremely pro - could do with you to do some work on PX! Completely different to the 'feel' of the contemporary album graphics, just the sort of treatment I would expect to work for a re-release (ie, it would appeal to the contemporary browsing publc as well as the cognoscenti) :D

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    • #3
      Pretty bloomin' good, I'd say! :D
      \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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      • #4
        Just an update to say that the images seem to have been removed from the Image Gallery and the links in my original post no longer work, so if you didn't catch them before now, I'm afraid you may have missed your chance. ;)

        Thanks to Perdix and Micky_C for the kind words. :)
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by demos99
          Just an update to say that the images seem to have been removed from the Image Gallery and the links in my original post no longer work, so if you didn't catch them before now, I'm afraid you may have missed your chance.
          Oh, not at all! Perish the thought! They have not been vaporized, I have simply moved them to the proper spot in the Image Gallery. Try looking in [broken link]this album. :D
          Last edited by Rothgo; 04-12-2010, 04:45 AM.
          "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
          --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PsychicWarVeteran
            Oh, not at all! Perish the thought! They have not been vaporized, I have simply moved them to the proper spot in the Image Gallery. Try looking in [broken link]this album. :D
            Aha! Thanks PWV. I did spend some time looking to see where else they might of gone, but it was late and I obviously didn't look hard enough. I hoped they wouldn't be wiped, but half-expected they might for copyright reasons (because I didn't have permission to get the images I used), so I was prepared for them to disappear into the ether.

            Still, I'm glad they're still there, because I am quite pleased with the results. :)
            Last edited by Rothgo; 04-12-2010, 04:45 AM.
            _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
            _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
            _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
            _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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            • #7
              I couldn't think of a better place than the Reader Art album, so that's where they ended up. Sorry for the scare.

              As far as copyrights go, Mike's always been pretty cool about stuff made for one's own personal use and not for any profit. Maybe the owners of some of the photos you used could say something, but I doubt they would.
              "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
              --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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              • #8
                Originally posted by demos99
                I hoped they wouldn't be wiped, but half-expected they might for copyright reasons (because I didn't have permission to get the images I used), so I was prepared for them to disappear into the ether.
                Fair use. IANAL
                The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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