It occurs to me that the one thing missing from the Vibrato 2010 download package is cover art. I am, however, unable to fill this void as I am totally bereft of artistic ability. This is not false modesty on my part. You could put a blank piece of paper in front of me, supply me with chalk, pencils, and paints in all the colors of the visible spectrum, and you would still be looking at a blank piece of paper on the day Hell finally freezes over. Obviously, I need to look to others for help in this matter.
Listed below – from the one I like least to the one I like best – are three possible solutions:
1) Reduce the number of songs on future compilations to nine and let iTunes generate a cover comprised of artwork from the albums/EPs/singles the songs come from – laid out in a 3 x 3 array.
2) Find a drawing or painting I like, obtain the artist’s permission to use it, and rely on placing a different label on each cover to distinguish between one compilation and another.
3) Get different artists to let me use something of theirs to create a unique cover for each compilation. I could offer them the same deal the musicians get – something like this:
“Starless Night” by Vin Goh (©2010 Sunflower Studios)
Vinny, as he is known to his friend, is the prototypical struggling artist. As an unappreciated artistic genius, he tends to obsess over unobtainable women and drown his sorrows in Absinthe. He hates music so much, he cut off one of his ears. Vinny is currently working, simultaneously, on what he assures me will be his masterpiece, and his suicide note. Let’s hope he finishes them in that order.
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So, if you are (or know of) an artist who would be willing to let me use your/their art in exchange for the tiniest bit of exposure, please, leave some details and contact information in a comment for this post. Thank you.