The vinyl sketchbook (sans the vinyl)
~ 20 October 2004 ~
Just recently I had the pleasure of meeting the team at Humaniz Interactive. They’ve done a good deal of respectable work for the likes of Iomega, 3Com, and even AdvancedMD.
But it’s their do-it-yourselfer album-cover designer’s sketchbook / notebook that makes this step-by-step tutorial worth penning. The only thing you’ll be asking yourself when finished is, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
- Head over to the local thrift store.
- Grab the most dated, funkadelic vinyl record album you can find.
- Purchase and return home.
- Remove vinyl.
- (optional) Play the album before proceeding.
- Head over to the local Kinko’s.
- Greet Kinko’s sales rep warmly and then ask, “Um, can you burn this LP to a CD?”
- With snicker, say “Joking. Seriously though, can you turn this album cover into a notebook?” (Note: Avoid using ‘sketchbook’ as you’ll likely get a dazed look.)
- Ask rep to crop the album cover to 8.75” × 11.25”, add 100 sheets of blank 8.5” × 11” paper, and then bind with spiral wire.
- Take to work the next day and enjoy praise from colleagues.
Oh, and need inspiration for the pages of your latest creation? Check out this little gem: The Bearskinrug Sketchbook.
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