Monday, November 24, 2008

PAOLO - CD packaging design

To create the graphic for my digipack design  I focused my attention on the music, trying to understand why some kind of music and songs make us feeling so well and some other don`t and I`ve started understanding that this is about brain`s processes and connections to emotions. I` ve discovered that in our brain there is an area in the gray matter ( it is named AMIGDALA which is a greek name) that looks like an almond, in that is located all the emotional knowledge of memories, without it would be impossible to evaluate the emotional knowledge of the events and the human life would be absolutely flat and devoid of taste. So I decided to have a strong graphic about the brain but also to introduce a sort of lobotomized girl totally deprived of energy and vitality as if she would not be able to feel anymore ( at the end I`ve indroduced 2 girls, one on the front cover and one at the back). The graphic came out pretty dark which i like and the music that I have put in the disk is very strong rock music by some of my favorite bands. The booklet contains illustration and also the lyrics of the songs.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

CD DESIGN; leilani

For my Cd design I decided to base it off a friends band, Onesian. Since the music is a Polynesian style of hip hop and Rnb, I am going with an islands feel for it. I am not however, going do any of the clich├ęd palm trees and beaches things. I hope to portray this with the use of a mainly brown and black colour scheme, and weave textures of the samoan ie toga for the inside part. I am also going to incorporate some of the traditional samoan tatau as bordering in the design, mainly in the booklet, and hopefully as a movable feature on the front cover.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jade: CD Design

My CD will include a single disc with an 8 page booklet, the case being constructed from cardboard. The CD will be a compilation of rock/alternative music of about 18 songs. I've decided to call my CD "The Bucket", a name inspired by a rock song I like. I plan to relate the images of the design to a bucket in some way. My design will have a vintage feel and will have have alot of inspiration from 1950's children's book illustrations- so I'll be hand rendering the images myself, and possibly doing some further editing in photoshop. I want the over all look of my design to have a vintage, worn look, but the illustrations themselves to have more of a modern twist.

Monday, October 20, 2008

CD Design: Gemma

For my CD design project I have decided to focus the genre on a compilation of hip hop and rnb type music.
My CD case will be a cardboard based object with graphics, both vector images and photos, printed onto each section of the design. The graphics used will portray an 'urban' type of feel which hopefully will capture the essence of the music on the disc.
The album will be a two disc set with the eight page booklet placed inside the package.

Sunday, October 19, 2008



My Intention is produce the packaging for a cd compilation of artists from the Gold Coast Hardcore music scene.  The compilation will be named GCHC for obvious reasons.  My initial idea is take an illustrative approach, comparative to the work of artists such as Pushead and Derek Riggs.  The artwork will be influenced by tattoo and comic book artwork.  A strong font will be used for a logo to accompany the artwork.   A possible option is to use Old English typeface in bold.  As far as colour goes, I think I will keep it minimal, primarily black and white, perhaps with a splash of red.  I am thinking of doing either a fold out poster or cd booklet to insert in the packaging, but haven’t given much though as yet to what I will go with.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

important notice

brief 2 preliminary critique worth 20% 
this thursday 23/10/08 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008