I remember last year when I started seeing those MS Paint versions of album covers all over the internet. I opted to start my own trend as I began MS Painting my own portrait and posting it for all to see. Needless to say, the trend did not pick up…
Album covers work though. It’s a template to follow (which helps for a guy like me who can lack creativity when staring at a blank canvas) and honor your favorite records of all time.
It is with this spirit that Asthmatic Kitty announced their goals to create an archive of their catalog’s album covers MS Paint Style. Their plan is to collect submissions of all of the albums, and then post them on their Flikr account. The label also plans to reward all “decentish attempts” with free downloads, as well as new full lengths and currently unreleased material to their favorites.
Details can be found through Asthmatic Kitty Records.
*Illinoise artwork courtesy of Alex Grantham