As much as I love radio (and I used to be a DJ both on a college station and on a commercial station), I have not had the time to build up a playlist for the actual ds106 station that has been emerging during this MOOC. However, I had decided to make up a poster about the station as part of this week’s design assignments for DS 106. Then, I saw Alan’s image and just had to jump in today.
The background image is from the American Memory project of the Library Congress. Specifically, it comes from the “Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920″ collection. I turn to the American Memory project for a lot of copyright-free images that work in many educational applications. If you don’t know the collection, you should check it out.
Grabbed the image, converted from grayscale to RGB in Photoshop and then added a few text layers. Voila – instant aesthetic.