As one of our ancillary tasks we have to create a CD front cover, back
cover, and inside slips. This is an area where we can really express our
creativity and try to promote the flare and originality of De Shamonix.
CD’s are somewhat a thing of the past, as people tend to download their
music from companies such as iTunes over the internet. But CD’s are
still being produced, and millions have been produced before..so this
gives us a lot to look at, so here’s a few that we’ve looked at for
Above are the two Libertines album covers, on the left their second album, and on
the right their first. Both represent the band, with the urban and grimey vibe to them.
The left hand side album has been kept very basic, with a natural look to it. The only
changes that may have occurred to the picture are brightness levels adjusted, but
other then that the picture connotes the drug taking, and abusing of their bodies that
fans have grown to love from The Libertines.
Kings of Leon
These 2 album cases from Kings of
Leon are all very contrasting with
This album cover is a quite
extravagant cover. It manages to
look both complex and simple at the
same time. The image has been
edited using some sort of software
such as Photoshop, giving the effect
of the light bulb being on, whilst
being smashed at the same time.
The use of two different font colours at the top is very effective, and distinctly
highlights the name of the album against the black background.
This is another album cover from Kings of
Leon, ‘Only By The Night’. The front cover
is very different to the ‘Because of Times’
album, and is very complex as a whole.
Each of the four members has been edited
and merged into another image of an owl.
The cover is very eye catching due to the
strangeness of it, this is a good way of
attracting people towards the album.
As you can see this is Blink 182’s
greatest hits album. This was released
recently after a long and successful
career. They are a highly established
band, and have become a global hit.
The large symbol in the middle of the
cover has become a globally recognised
logo for the band, so using it on the
album for their greatest hits album
allows people to easily spot their album
off of the shelves. The album is kept
extremely simple, and in my view this is
Creating a logo is a possible idea for our De Shamonix album cover, as it leaves a mark in
peoples mind, and gives them something to recognise the band by.
This is another very simple but effective
album cover. Linkin Park have kept the
image on their album black and white,
and have just taken an image of the
band members. Once again the same as
Blink 182, Linkin Park have also created
a logo, but this logo is their font and the
way the band name is written, this is
consistent on every album cover, single
or poster that the bands on.
This is another idea for De Shamonix in
order to give them an identity and get
Looking at all of these album covers has given me a lot
of potential ideas for our CD case.
I feel the most effective CD cases are the simple ones,
keeping it plain and to the point.