Some of you may recall my "Name That Album Cover" contest I had back in the Spring of 2011. Some of you might be virgins to this. If you're unfamiliar, check out that hyperlink above - otherwise, here's the gist:
I have taken 10 album cover images and done a whimsical re-imagining as a pencil drawing. These pencil drawings will be tributes to the original album covers but will not be exact representations - I'll have trimmed them down and put my own personal skew onto them in varying degrees but there'll be no doubt that they are a pencilly homage to their real counterpart.
In order to win the contest, you will have to be the first to name all ten albums (and the bands/artists, too!). The first person to list all ten in the "comments" column will win the contest and reap the sweet prize.
To answer your skepticism, none of the albums are mega-obscure bootlegs or German imports or anything like that - but they're not anything as immediately and universally recognizable as "Abbey Road" or "Thriller" or anything by Christian-metal supergroup Stryper either. You may get some right away but have to get an audiophile pal to help you out on others (I don't want this to be TOO easy!).
That said, my first contest was won in about an hour so I have cast out the net for album cover images a little further this time. If it looks like everyone is stumped, I'll start dropping hints - but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
What is the prize, you ask? A signed copy of my art book: AGGREGATE with a personalized drawing of your choice on the inside - and a signed print as yet to be determined.
Ok, so there's that. The Draw-Blogified album tributes will be posted at high noon (that's 12:00pm eastern time zone) next Wednesday October 24th and the contest will begin! Until then, start thumbing through your 8-track, vinyl, cassette tape, and CD collections to get your juices flowin'!