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arcitect
09-19-2000, 06:50 AM
This is an album cover I did for a friend's demo CD. I am interested in feedback primarily because it is a work of commercial art (which may ultimately be the cover on the actual release). I am curious about how the public reacts to the image. Is it catching? Does it peak your curiousity? Would you pick it up if you saw it at a store? What sort of music would suspect it contained?

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arcitect
09-19-2000, 06:56 AM
And incidentally, this was my first choice but I was voted down...


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dhenton
09-19-2000, 10:34 AM
I think I'd go with the they chose as well, it has a nice graphic feel to it. The stark black and white. It's also an interesting icon, since there are only two associations with a radio disk such as that--extraterrestrial exploration or nuclear defense, take your pick!!

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"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

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pixelscapes
09-19-2000, 04:06 PM
Yeah, from a graphic design standpoint, the larger design is better... I mean, I like the one in the lower left corner, BUT, it will be invariably obscured by any kind of CD display or bin, and people would just see the white.

Anyway, I like the dish design, very bold. I like the lines going around the edge too -- stops it from looking like a rubber stamp, gives it energy and life.

-=- Jen "Dishlicious" Pixelscapes

moniqui
09-20-2000, 02:20 AM
I really like black & white designs but not on a CD. It seems to me that it can be related with techno music, maybe the kind of music of Eiffel 65. I personally prefer, in the CD's I buy, more colorful designs, with a lot of movement. I also prefer the ones that shows the artist's face or figure. It's like knowing something about the singer in a glance...
Hope this helps you a little!

Moniqui

bluespade
09-22-2000, 02:41 PM
Looks great. I like the rough feel of it and I like the font you choose. You might clean up the spaces further from the dish a bit more. Not the lines around it, but the specks (at least on my screen) in the white space).

Also, you might try to put very thin purple, green and red outlines around it, just to add a touch of color.

The first one you did that they rejected might work better as the back of the CD where you could have some text/credites in the white space. No?

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Doug
Blue Spade Productions
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arcitect
09-23-2000, 12:33 AM
The specks you see in the background probably have more to do with your screen resolution (or perhaps mine prevents me from seeing it) and GIF compression. They are not really there in the printable file (and I do not see them right now) -which somehow got to be 15 meg.

A production copy would most likeley be printed in black and metallic inks (silver being a good bet).

Shriner
11-10-2000, 11:56 PM
Sorry Arc - didn't see this until just now. What about a compromise between the two images (too late, I know) where the empty white space has some kind of pattern in it, like this:

http://www.wncc.nevada.edu/~tguthrie/sat2.jpg