Cipes and the People “Conscious Revolution” The image in the middle is a composite of pictures of fingers, a tiger and a tropical forest. There are also images of people and various things that reference society, such as a cartoon man pumping gas. The photographs are arranged in the form of a flower in the centre. All of these things accurately present the music – which is a sort of reggae/pop mix. The two colours are bright and vibrant and work well against each other. The monochrome areas help the composition from being too cluttered.
The Dark Knight Soundtrack The overall tone of the image is very dark, with hardly any white areas. It is monochromed into blue tones, apart from the fire which is in a bat shape – referring to the main character of the series. Batman himself is stood in the foreground and the shot is taken at a low angle, giving him power. The only impression this image gives is of destruction and darkness, which is an adequate representation of the film itself. His eyes are blacked out by shadow giving the impression of darkness and mystery.
Kimya Dawson “Alphabutt” This CD cover is in the style of a child’s drawing, done in colouring pencil and coloured unevenly. “Alphabutt” is an amusing song for children to help them learn the alphabet. Children’s things are often presented with personified animal figures. The only text is the title, the artist and the alphabet. I like the cartoon style of the animals and the scenery. I like how the entire cover is done in a childlike way – “Kimya Dawson and Friends” sounds like a children's’ TV show.
Belle & Sebastian “Dear Catastrophe Waitress” As you can see, there are two versions of this cover; the yellow and black one on the left and the blue, black and white one on the right. In my opinion, the blue one is better because of the full range of contrast values as this allows you to see more of the image.
Franz Ferdinand “Tonight” The cover of Franz Ferdinand’s “Tonight” album is black and white photographic with the only colour being the band name. The back cover of the insert is a negative version of the hand on the front cover. The album is quite different from their past ones, which were usually quite colourful and stylised imagery.