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Remix an Album Cover

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Find an iconic album cover and remix it to represent a something different. It can be a play on the title, the image, the aesthetic, genre, etc. See the visual example featuring Snoop Dog and Dr Dre as Chronic Youth (a play on Sonic Youth's album cover Goo).

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A dreadful album for a dreadful legend.

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The Beatles Go to the Lake

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First Daily in a while, so though it was worth a quick post.

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The Joker (Remix an Album Cover)

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Remix An Album – Buddy Holly

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Remix An Album Cover

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Remix Album Cover

The second assignment  that I decided to complete for my Mashup Assignments was the Remix an album cover, which was worth 3 stars. The assignment required taking an album cover and making it represent something completely different. For this assignment I thought that I would take a crazy album cover…

Remixed Album Cover

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The New Wave

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I Wish I Had a Carpenter

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This is…

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DS106- Album Cover Remix

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THE ASSIGNMENT:  The assignment was to f ind an iconic album cover and remix it to represent a something different.  It could be a play on the title, image, genre, etc.

THE PROCESS:  I went online to find cartoon characters to match the description of what I…

Pioneer Queens

Making their comback this July.

Find an iconic album cover and remix it to represent a something different. It can be a play on the title, the image, the aesthetic, genre, etc
Using the Queen album Queen II, I reworked four pioneers into the shot.  Though the image did not…


For my first assignment I choose to do one from the mashup group . The assignment I choose was the Remix an Album Cover. For this assingment i choose to use a kanye west alum cover because he is my favorite artist . I used his 808 & Heartbreak cover…

ds106 Crusader

Here is my first pass at mashing up Saxon’s Crusader album cover for ds106. Next semester I will have to spend a lot more time getting better at Photoshop/GIMP because it is all too evident I still suck. Anyway, join the ds106 crusade to rid the land of boring ass…

New York Rock City

Grant Potter, Mikhail Gershovich, GNA Garcia, Jim Groom on their tour through NYC Fall 2011.
Inspired by Grant’s amazing retrospective of his tour of NYC last night on DS106 Radio, I decided the NYC Jam deserved it’s own album cover. This is my second album cover mashup made in response…

Remix an Album Cover

Mikhail Gershovich pointed me to this crazy album cover remix of Sonic Youth’s Goo done by Juciy:
And in the event you don’t know the original, here it is:
After seeing it, I immediately thought of a #ds106 design/mashup assignment, and tweeted as much.  And before I could even submit…

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Parental Advisory – Foolish Negro (Mashup assignment)

  I had fun with this one. For those that don’t know, the artist above is Wiz Khalifa. This is the cover of his latest album. As you can see he clear looks like a damn fool, so I decided … Continue reading