Analysis of cd covers

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Analysis of cd covers

  1. 1. Analysis of CD covers
  2. 2. CD COVER CONVENTIONS
  3. 3. MAIN FOCUS’S Genre whilst always considering the generic conventions of CD covers for instance what is typically seen on a CD cover, it is always important to think about that genre of music the CD cover belongs to.
  4. 4. Lettering/fontsDoes the front andlettering fit in with itsgenre? For instance mostalbum cover representsits star/s and genrethrough its font choice, ifyou look at this Beyonce4 album cover the fontchoice is verysophisticated and neat,representing her in thisway.
  5. 5. Star and iconsThis is the image that youexpect to see on the frontof the cover. As you cansee Beyonce is shown onher cover in a glamorousway this is how she wantsto be represented andhow she wants her albumto be perceived. Most ofBeyonce’s album showportray her on the coverwhereas more indie androck band tend to showother things on theircovers.
  6. 6. AudienceWho will buy this CD?What target audienceare you aiming? How doyou want them to feelwhen listening to theCD? Is it going to reflecttheir true identity or arethey going to gain asense of belonging fromit?
  7. 7. ImageWhat picture is onthe cover? Is it adesign or is it apicture of the artist?Think about the MESand the cameraangles used. A bigaspect of the frontcover is the use ofcolour, props,makeup, clothing andlighting
  8. 8. RepresentationHow do you want thestar to be represented?Is the genrerepresented in thecover and how will theaudience react to that?For instance some starshave been criticised forbeing to sexual andfeeding off the wrongrepresentation.
  9. 9. DRAKE – TAKE CAREALBUM COVER
  10. 10. Parent advisory sticker Artist name is not featuring on the album cover this is a clear signification that Drake things he is known by everyone therefore his name does not appear on his album cover. Album name The Background producers Basic gold and represents the details in black colours are album as small print as used deep/dark and this is not meaningful important toTrack names, amount of tracks on the fansthe album and a running order ofthem. The text is fitted in the centreon a black background this issuggest that nothing else mattersthat his tracks. It also features bonustracks
  11. 11. LADY GAGA -BORN THIS WAYALBUM COVER
  12. 12. Artist full name The use of black and white Album cover softens the picture downThe image is the main focus of about, but bythe album cover. Lady Gagas editing her lipsface has been stretched across so there eyemaking it a unique selling point catching to herso that fans will instantly know audiences givingits her. it an edge. The image is in the Album track same format as the listing on both image on the front, it CD’s all right a looks as if they have lined used the same image on the front and back Privacy warning, no but just cropping her copyrighting face on the front. Album and music producer Barcode
  13. 13. 2011 ALBUM COVERS

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