Smicropus: An Album Cover

Smicropus was an alternative alt rock band from suburban Dallas. They formed in the summer of 1991, the greatest summer of 90’s suburban Texas alternative rock ever. Upon completion of their first tri-city east Texas tour they debuted their first record to be like other people.  Their graphic designer was really excited to work on the album cover because he just got a second hand Macintosh II.   Copies of Smicropus’ only album can be found in a box in your Dad’s garage, probably.

This assignment  was to generate an album cover with random bits from different web sites. It called for the selection of a photo from Flickr, but Flickr seemed too restrictive in giving away pictures. It wanted you to ask and receive permission, which I can respect, but I wanted it now. So I cheated and went to a site I peruse once and a while for it’s random oddites  .  I thought the photo was too monochromatic. I added some neon colors in between the black strips using the lasso tool to ring the white and then used the paint brush to fill in the selected area. I also used the border creator to separate the black and white picture from the black background.  For the Band Title    For the Album Title   For the Album Picture



6 responses to “Smicropus: An Album Cover

  1. Really neat! What made you pick the photograph that you ended up using? I know you said it’s random, but something made you pick that one over any of the ones besides it. 😉

  2. Domesticating a zebra is supposed to be impossible. So the image of four zebras pulling a cart seemed like the quirky thing you’d see on a 90s band album I think.

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