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My name is Brett Coulstock. I’m a writer and designer from Western Australia

Artwork – Cultists Stole My Baby!

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CD Cover - Cultists Stole My Baby!Cultists Stole My Baby! is another cover for 19 Nocturne Boulevard audio dramas. The story is about two reporters for a tabloid newspaper being sent to cover a story about a kidnapping and a cult.

This cover was amazing amounts of fun to do, and my favourite cover so far.

To make the background I cut out words and letters from the newspaper. It’s amazing what sentences you can create by rearranging words like: sinister, elvis, alien, voodoo, exorcism, videotape, angel, sex, ufo, drugs, plot, dinosaur, ex-wife, spy, fashion, ghost, bizarre, jesus, diet, probe … It’s pure poetry. Bizarre fridge-magnet dada-esque tabloid-journalism poetry!

The photograph of the kid was stock photography. Julie said it looked a little too much like a girl (the character in the play is a boy, but to be confusing he is actually played by a girl), and so I altered the face slightly, deleted some of the longer hair, and gave him racing car pyjamas with blue sleeves. Yay! No more gender ambiguity! The flames were also heavily distorted stock photography.

Licencing and Attribution

I used one Creative Commons licenced photograpic element, sourced from Flickr and here’s the attribution:

Racing Car (Pyjamas)
Honda Indy Race Car
by Mike Babcock.
Creative Commons Licence: Attribution 2.0 Generic.

The photograph of the child was purchased from iStockPhoto. The fire was Fire: Flames from Stock XChange.

I can’t see anything about citing them in the terms and conditions, but I feel that it’s fair to do so anyway! Great photos!

Written by Brett

August 22nd, 2009 at 2:24 pm