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Oct-09-2005, 9:57pm
i've been trying to design an album cover for a recording project that a phriend and i are undergoing in a month or so...but i've been lacking the creative juces and have designed a buch of duds...its a mandolin duet CD and we were thinking of calling it "Excursions in Mandolining" anybody have any ideas for a cover? Pictures would be great! thanks so much in advance. btw I'll try to figure out how to attach a few attempts at the cover, http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Oct-09-2005, 10:01pm

Oct-10-2005, 1:51am
What kind (style) of mandolins?


Oct-10-2005, 2:41am
One can go as wacko as they want....

Oct-10-2005, 10:32am
I kinda like that warpo-mando! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Wouldn't English spelling rules make it "mandolinning"? Mandolining looks like "mando-line-ing" to me. Ultimately it's your word so you get to decide how you want to spell it! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Paul Doubek

Michael Gowell
Oct-10-2005, 6:23pm
When I was a folkie kid in the '60's a couple of buddies & I would often find ourselves in some 'on-the-road' moment - crashing on a pew in some Greenwich Village church, trying to assemble the price of a sharable HoJo's meal out of our pooled pocket change, etc., and someone was bound to say "Hey, this would be great for our first album cover..." We were such unseasoned little ironists.

Baron Collins-Hill
Oct-10-2005, 8:21pm
not bad, not bad at all, ill see if i can think of anything.

Oct-10-2005, 8:29pm
I kind of like the background, but I'm not sold on the fonts.


Oct-10-2005, 8:53pm
the style is really out there we're going to record everything from blues to celtic to bluegrass all instrumental... i tried to symbolize that idea in the crazy angled fonts, i dunno just my meager attempt Maine Michael.. i'm reading on the road by jack Keroauc right now awesome read for anyone looking for something... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Stephanie Reiser
Oct-11-2005, 5:10am
not bad, not bad at all, ill see if i can think of anything.
Not to change the subject, but I enjoyed meeting you, Baron, at the Waterville Opera House and I loved the performance. I hope to talk to Steven soon about auditioning for the group.

Oct-11-2005, 5:32am
Grisman (Mando) and Zeitlin (Piano) have a duet album with this cover:

You could explore the idea of symetry perhaps... something like this:


Oct-11-2005, 12:00pm
This is a "No Brainer" and since I am lacking a brain, I am highly qualified to solve your problem. Seventeen years of graphic design work helps a bit also.

Go borrow someone's canoe, the two of you pretend to be paddling with mandolins and simply Photoshop in water and a wilderness vista.


Bill Snyder
Oct-11-2005, 9:06pm
I had thought of something similar to what John Walser suggested. Another thought was mountain climbing with mandolins in hand.

Baron Collins-Hill
Oct-11-2005, 9:26pm
i vote for the canoe one,

john (madnoman)- weve already got the canoe and some sweet shots from my dad at the mosie

Oct-12-2005, 4:20pm
That is exactly what I was thinking!
I wonder how many other graphic designers had the same thought...

Baron Collins-Hill
Oct-12-2005, 4:56pm
Stephanie, thanks for the reveiw, it was definitely a lot of fun.
you should definiely talk to stephen and audition.

and bring one of your mandos you built next time and weel pick for a while.


Stephanie Reiser
Oct-16-2005, 8:39pm
I had the opportunity today to jam with Baron and John, who are recording this CD. That's me on the left, Baron in the middle and John on the right. These guys are awesome!

Baron Collins-Hill
Oct-17-2005, 9:05pm
thanks, youve definitely got some really cool songs worked out, i especially like when mandolins dream. that mandolin you brought was super nice too!, sounded really nice and looked great too. ill likely see you around, ill probably go up next month too.


Jeffrey Lewis
Oct-18-2005, 9:02pm
Baron! Are those Simple Shoes that your wearing? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif I think I've shown you the cover of my up-coming record, " JUMP!". If not, it's me flying of a snowbank with my ax in hand. I'll try to post it. Good luck with the mandolin orchestra! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Baron Collins-Hill
Oct-20-2005, 5:40pm
haha, i wish those were simples. yeah, do post it. whens that coming out anywho? gotta get me a copy. mando-orhestra's going good.

come up sometime and weel do nothing but mando for several days