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2008.10.13 G2 20081012

G2 20081012 - FrontYou knew it would happen again. It's been almost a year since I finished the previous G2 (this one I finished on 10/10, so I'm one day short of a year). For those of you unfamiliar, the G2's are CD mixes I make for my wonderful wife, Maria. This one was made yet again for our anniversary. You'll never guess how long we've bee married. I like sharing the playlist/song with you, and telling a little about the design of the covers. I reserve the right to tell you what I want about the songs I selected for the album, as usual. Unlike the previous G2, this one didn't have a specific theme, or original set of music from which I selected.

Here's what I ended up going with for the album:

1
Anyone Else But YouThe Moldy Peaches
3:02
2
Rest, Shame, LoveAugustana
4:01
3
SomethingJim Sturgess
3:02
4
I WillThe Beatles
1:48
5
EverydayBuddy Holly
2:11
6
Along the WayThe Honorary Title
5:09
7
Won't StopOneRepublic
5:05
8
Good Morning After AllCollective Soul
4:25
9
Clean BreaksDashboard Confessional
3:01
10
What You Thought You NeedJack Johnson
5:29
11
Shadow Of The DayLinkin Park
4:52
12
CampusVampire Weekend
2:57
13
YouthlessBeck
3:00
14
Rite of SpringAngels & Airwaves
4:24
15
Second to NonePhoenix
3:26
16
Dreamin'Weezer
5:14
17
Won't Go Home Without YouMaroon 5
3:53
18
Lovers In JapanColdplay
3:59
19
Being HereThe Stills
3:08
20
Face to Face / Short CircuitDaft Punk
4:55

G2 20081012 - Back The front artwork is at the top of this post, and this fine piece here is the back artwork. Although I made this one for an anniversary, I didn't think it would be all that smart to overly highlight the number of years. One just just imagine a triplicate of that number, and the message that might convey. So, without really being able to play with that theme, I looked elsewhere. - Veerle Pieters wrote yet another very insightful piece on her blog from which I found I could easily take some inspiration. I avoided using Illustrator, mainly because I'm not very familiar with it, and I was under a bit of a time crunch to get this done. I've been doing more with Illustrator, but now wasn't a good learning time. As usual, Fireworks to the rescue. - Although none of the *cough*default*cough* typefaces are anything to be proud of, that 6 was drawn by yours truly. I'd be curious to do spend more time drawing characters/glyphs for a typeface. I don't have the eye to make the next Helvetica, but I might have some fun with it. - Kuler gave me my color theme (I wish I had a link to the specific theme, but alas, my brain was elsewhere when I found it). Because I know you're curious, here's a simple strip for your color-picker purposes:

G2 20081012 - Color Scheme If there's any comfort in this album, it's in my commitment not to wait so long to make the next installment. Admitedly, I listened to a lot of books in the previous year, so I wasn't listening to as much music. Now that I've finished that insanely long series of books, I'm back to listening to music.

Tag(s): creative entertainment

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