Everyone creates their fake album covers at a different pace, but with our latest Figment Challenge we want to see if you can create one in record time (pun intended).  Here’s how it’s going to work, we provide you with an image – the one above – and you have until midnight ET Monday, October 17, 2011 to create an album cover for it.  You can create  the cover for an existing or new band of your creation.   You can manipulate the image in any way you see fit, but we have to be able to discern that the primary elements of the image are still present in your design.  We’d also like to point out that many a fake album on Figment has climbed the charts because of a clever album title, so design isn’t the only way you can grab our attention in this challenge.

When you are done creating your album cover send it to customerservice at figment.cc or simply use the feedback link at the bottom of any page on Figment.  We’ll take a look at the designs and give out lucre awards to the Top 3 designs.  1st place will receive 2,000 pieces of Lucre, 2nd place will receive 1,500 pieces of Lucre and 3rd place will receive 1,000 pieces of Lucre.  The player whose design is selected as the #1 design may also release the album on Figment.  Again, your design must be received by no later than midnight ET on Monday, October 17, 2011.

8 Responses to “Figment Challenge #2 – Speed Design!”

  1. frizbee Says:

    Wow, it’s like the old C-D Cover Meme Mach 2! Great challenge concept! I hope I have the time this week to try and partake in it.

  2. Furious Grace Says:

    Eep. This looks fun!

  3. poppinfresh Says:

    “The player whose design is selected as the #1 design may also release the album on Figment.” Just to clarify, are the non-winning entrants forbidden from releasing their respective submissions?

  4. Eric Says:

    Well, I don’t know if “forbidden” was what we had in mind. 🙂 Having said that, we were trying to avoid having a bunch of albums w/ the same cover on the site, but that’s because we were supposing they’ll all look alike. Which won’t necessarily be the case. So, I guess I’m flexible on that issue. What does everyone else think? In the meantime, please send all submissions to customerservice at figment.cc

  5. poppinfresh Says:

    Duh — I didn’t even think about the glut of similar covers! Makes total sense now! Thanks, Eric.

  6. Tyman Says:

    As Barney from How I Met Your Mother would say, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

  7. theHoseman Says:

    I like the idea of only the winning design being actually released, but I would love to see all the entries posted on the News blog page? I’m curious to see what everyone comes up with.

  8. Eric Says:

    thehoseman – I think that’s a great idea!

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