For me, the CDMOM group wasn't just about trading music. As a graphic designer, I became really involved in creating eye-catching art for the playlists. Sometimes my mix CDs would have a general theme and the artwork would reflect it. At other times my CD covers were just an idea, and the music within would be a compilation of current hits from my MP3 player. Either way, I must have produced a series of over 30-40 mixes, each with unique artwork.
I decided to dig through the artwork I created for CDMOM and post some of my favorite playlists from the collection. Please be advised that a lot of the stock photography used within these covers were "borrowed", just like the music we used to create each mix.
|I decided to do a series of Heavy Metal only mixes. Power Metal was #3 in the series, although|
Helloween and Nightwish probably wouldn't be considered Power Metal. As a Kaiju fan,
I had monsters from the Godzilla series grace the playlist.
|This is an Old School Hip Hop Mix I Created. From 1998-2007, Hip Hop really sucked in my opinion, so I was inspired to create this. This is was my tribute to the way I remembered hip hop in my youth.|
|I followed up the previous mix with this one. I was spinning Drum and Bass records during college, so this served as a tribute to the hip hop influences featured withing the genre. In 2005, Drum and Bass was at the end of it's lifespan.|
|(Click to Enlarge Image) This is a mix of female fronted bands I made. I decided to |
alternate songs based on the hair color of each lead singer.
The Archie image fit perfectly for the theme
|(Click to Enlarge Image) This mix was created as a joke for Valentine's Day. |
The images were courtesy of Google Image Search, and the music was
made up of songs you'd more than likely hear in a strip club.
|This is one of the first mixes I made. It's significant because it actually features a photo|
I took while on vacation at Fire Island. It's about this time that I became
interested in Photography.
|(Click to Enlarge Image) The title of this mix was borrowed from White Zombie. The mix was|
comprised of only Scandinavian bands. If I could remake this mix, it would have been nothing
|I loved listening to Ambient Trance. It was fuel to my creativity. Stole the image from Kill Bill|
of course. This mix was one of my favorites. It's on my iPod and I still listen to it.