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Fake Album Covers

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Here's the basic formula for the Random Album Art Cover:

  1. Go to Wikipedia and click "Random Article". The title of that article is your band name.
  2. Go to Wikiquote and click "Random Article". Pick any part of the last quote as your album title.
  3. Go to Flickr's "Last 7 Days" page. The 5th image is your album art.
  4. Compile an album cover using all the selected information with the image processor of your choice. (Note: use a fairly square canvas - album covers are usually square)

Submission Rules

  1. All submissions and comments must follow the Reddiquette guidelines.
  2. Images can be directly uploaded to the sub by using the "Upload a File" button on the "Submit Link" page. For external hosts, direct links to images are preferred (suggested hosts are Imgur and Flickr).
  3. Please include the artist name and then the album name in the title.
  4. When following the formula, please link to the original photo you used in the comments to give credit to the original photographer. We also encourage you to leave a comment with what Wikipedia article you came up with and what quote you found.
  5. All album covers must look like album covers and must be square. The exception to this rule would be is a submission unless it features a "mockup" (e.g. front/back covers). All other rectangular submissions will be removed.
  6. Zero effort submissions will be removed. An example of a zero effort submission would be a photo that has not been altered in any way and does not look like an album cover.
  7. Please add the appropriate link flair to your submission where applicable. (You can find a guide to link flairs in the Wiki.)
  8. Please mark all NSFW links as NSFW.
  9. Please give credit where it is due if you are crossposting from another subreddit.
  10. FORMULA FRIDAYS: Only submissions that follow the formula below can be submitted on Fridays. Covers that don't follow the formula will be removed, but the submitter is free to reupload them on any other day.
  11. This subreddit is for fake album covers only. Genuine album covers will be removed.

Fake Album Cover of the Week

Every Sunday we will be featuring a new album cover (or covers) in the sidebar. Winners will be determined by the top post weekly, as determined by upvotes. Winners will receive link and user flair. All OC submissions are eligible to win, whether or not you used the basic formula.

View winners of Fake Album Cover of the Week here.

Random Album Contest

Every Monday there will be a new post with the randomly-generated prompt for the week's Random Album Contest!

Archive of RAC posts

Related Subreddits

  • /r/AlbumArtPorn
  • /r/BandNames
  • /r/FakeBookCovers
  • /r/freshalbumart
  • /r/vinyl
  • /r/naut

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