Conventions Of An Album Cover

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Conventions Of An Album Cover

  1. 1. Conventions <ul><li>Front Covers </li></ul><ul><li>A simplistic colour scheme </li></ul><ul><li>A simplistic design </li></ul><ul><li>Few or no characters </li></ul><ul><li>Use of a different colour for the band name compared to the rest of the cover </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden meanings </li></ul><ul><li>A title that explains to the audience what the album will be about </li></ul><ul><li>Bold, simple fonts for the band name </li></ul><ul><li>Similar or entirely opposite font for the album title </li></ul>
  2. 2. Conventions <ul><li>Back Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Name of band at very top </li></ul><ul><li>Name of album beneath this </li></ul><ul><li>List of song titles, usually centred </li></ul><ul><li>Barcode in bottom right hand corner </li></ul><ul><li>Name of record company </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and year </li></ul><ul><li>Who owns the copyrighted material </li></ul><ul><li>Who the album has been distributed by </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conventions <ul><li>Insides </li></ul><ul><li>Colour scheme that is the same as the rest of album </li></ul><ul><li>Blank, plain background </li></ul><ul><li>No characters </li></ul><ul><li>Few or no text </li></ul>
  4. 4. Conventions <ul><li>Spines </li></ul><ul><li>Name of the record company in recognised font, or logo </li></ul><ul><li>Name of band </li></ul><ul><li>Name of album </li></ul><ul><li>Both in the same simplistic fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Code linking to the record company </li></ul>

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