concept to publication

Albums of the year

continuous passive motion

UPDATE, 10:15 PM. It’s a fun exercise, so I did another randomized album cover. This time I did tweak the rules, however, rejecting any image that contained a copyright notice — it took me a while, but I took the first creative commons image I came to. The band is Continuous Passive Motion. The album is Strangeness in the Proportion. The photo is from zergatikez’s photostream.

Results from the first experiment are below.
ultra probe

Album cover created with Wikipedia random album cover generator.



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  1. What is collagen?

  2. The rest.

    … Actually, it’s “a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue that yields gelatin on boiling” and “the main protein of connective tissue in animals and the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.” It’s used in cosmetic surgery.

    It’s kind of random, as per the link.

  3. You know, when I hear or read the word “probe,” plastic surgery is not what I think of.

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