Sunday, October 31, 2010
ROCK AND ROLL , Is the genre that my c.d will be focused on .It will be featuring some of the earlier renown bands of the rock and roll / almost heavy metal . A almost pub ,road rock and roll type . (A.D.C.D,Rose tattoo ,Black sabbath, Guns n roses,)An era untoward itself .
I will take to with , BLACK , some illustrations will be involved , skulls , ladies, flames , guitars .The packaging has not yet been decided . It needs to be easy to use , lyrical. and catchy .i like the traditional fold outs as well as booklet type additions , but am looking for something different , eg. fold open heavy card opening pages , with a drop down bi -folding ,adjoining pages , covered with illustration and lyrics ,(Then again maybe time consuming to put away ,Maybe which has been done before , a poster on the back of the fold out in which the avid music supporter might like to place on his wall.All ideas for process to take over .
So I think catching the genre with symbols that go alongside with the current and forever lasting rock and roll lifestyle , such as sculls , the feminine image something that will really rock out to the eye and stand alone , away from other culture which it does within itself.
Referring to the black and white , got any blacker cop out can be an easy out , yet again it can create quite the catchy outlook if used properly ,which I will be trying hard to accomplish , but again am not forcing out the use of colour. If i can create real mystical type of feel with a manipulated blue or a purple , Evan some flame colouring to accentuate the illustrations within the covering and overall process .
Friday, October 29, 2010
The compilation CD that I'm designing the cover for - Leatherette - will be a blend of folk, indie- alternative and indie pop female artists. It will balance haunting and beautiful songs from Sarah Blasko, Regina Spektor, Laura Marling, Cat Power and Florence and the Machine with lighter more quirky songs from artists such as Kate Nash and Kimya Dawson.
The aesthetics of the CD will need to reflect this feel and so will be feminine, handmade/ craftsy and whimsical. Colours will be feminine but earthy (not girly) and the packaging itself will be natural, environmentally conscious and satisfying to own and hold.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
For my CD design, I felt that I had to decide what sounds could be on the compilation first to help me get an idea of the feel that it would have.
I was tossing up as to whether to do a Techno / Punk Rock album with such artists as Breathe Carolina, MGMT and Shiny Toy Guns or an Alternative / Indie soft album. I eventually decided to go with the Alternative / Indie album, and my track list is as follows:
Coin Laundry - Lisa Mitchell
Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) - Florence and the Machine
A White Demon Love Song - The Killers
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Ours - The Bravery
Breathe Me - Sia
Shooting the Moon - OK GO
Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Full Moon - The Black Ghosts
Let's Get Lost - Beck and Bat for Lashes
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
Hearts a Mess - Gotye
Love Song - Amiel
Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads
My target market will be for women.
With my final thoughts as to the song list for the album, I felt that the album needed personal touches with soft and comforting colours. I want to have a smilliar effect that the opening credits to the movie Juno have.
So I intend to colage my CD cover with different papers, inks, photographs, computer rendered images and my own hard drawings. I have set myself the challenge of drawing most of the artwork as it is not my greatest strength!