The tram stopped at an intersection and my eyes focused on the side of a multi-storey office building. The plain, grey door blended in easily with the plain, grey wall. The door had no handle and was flush with the wall. If you weren’t looking carefully, you wouldn’t even notice it was there.
The only thing mildly interesting about it was the black lettering about a third of the way down. Helvetica Condensed Bold. All-caps. Three lines.
FIRE SAFETY DOOR
DO NOT OBSTRUCT
DO NOT KEEP OPEN
“Huh,” I thought to myself, “Fire Safety Door. That’d fun name for a band. Their first two albums could even be called ‘Do Not Obstruct’ and ‘Do Not Keep Open’”.
This was on a Friday evening on my way home from work and I realized it’d been a while since I’d done something randomly creative like designing album covers for a fake band. So I was, like, “Why not?”
Thus I present to you the six-album discography of the alt-rock bank Fire Safety Door (click to see higher resolution versions of the album covers):
The albums in chronological order are:
- Do Not Obstruct: Debut album.
- Do Not Keep Open: Difficult second album.
- Door Is Alarmed: Critically acclaimed third album.
- Woop Woop: Live tour album.
- Evacuation Assembly Point: Concept album.
- The Spaghetti Incident: Album of cover songs. (Yes, the original GnR album was correctly called “The Spaghetti Incident?” – complete with quotation marks. This album title is just an homage.)
Ah, random creative outlets. They're so much fun :)