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  • 1. Drafts for album covers Miss Lecointe
  • 2. I have decided to add the notion of looking within my draft album cover. The The title of the band. This is atguitarist band members is looking away while the singer and drummer of the band the top as it’s the mostare looking at the camera. By the guitarist looking away will suggest there isn’t important feature of anmuch connection with the audience as much and the singer. Also by him looking up album cover. As it’s at the top,will almost make us the audience want to see what he is looking at. As the singer is people will notice this first.looking at the camera, it will make the audience feel connected with him as it maylook like he is singing to them. This is a long shot. This shot is good as it shows the band and theI decided to chose the colour outfits they’re wearing. Withoutblack for the band name and people knowing them, they willthe title of the album know straight away this is an Indiebecause although it blends band from the way they dress. Thewith the colours of the Indie audience will therefore feelbackground, it contrasts with connected with this because thethe colour behind it. For band is wearing similar clothing.example the album name is Also this long shot allows thebehind a grey/white audience to see the actions eachbackground which makes it member is doing. This will showmore clearer. I decided to their different personalities; oneuse a white outline for the band member is sitting on theband name because it make chair while the other is standing.the text more noticeable. As they’re sitting together, it shows they’re a band who sticks together.The location of this album cover is in a park. This I chose to use a bold font for the band name because I wantcomplies with Dyer star theory. The ‘star’ is ordinary as our audience to be able to read it clearly. As this is anthey’re in a location where the audience won’t aspire important piece of an album cover, I want the audience toto. They are also ordinary as they are wearing common easily recognize the name so they will remember it more. Iclothing within the Indie subculture. On the other hand chose a hand written font for the name of the album becausethese stars are extraordinary in the sense that they are this will make the album cover look more personal. This willon an album cover; most of the audience won’t have make the target audience feel more connected to the bandthe opportunity to be on the cover of an album cover. because of the more personal feel to the album cover.
  • 3. I have decided to use notion of looking in this draft for album cover. The first band The title of the band. This is atmember at the top is looking at the camera. This will suggest a connection between the top as it’s the mosthim and the audience; the audience will feel closer. The next band member at the important feature of anbottom-left is making a cigarette. Because he is looking down at the cigarette, we album cover. As it’s at the top,too will look at the cigarette. Lastly the band member at the bottom-left is looking people will notice this first.at the text above him. As he is looking up at the text, we too will looking at the textof the band members. This will bring attention towards the band name. I decided to use close ups of the band inI decided to chose this album cover draft because thisorange and blue as the complies with Goodwin’s theory; ‘Thebackgrounds for the demands of the record label will includealbum cover because need for close ups of the artists.’ By usingthese are contrasting close ups, the audience are able tocolours and this will recognise the band members more. As thismake the album cover is their first album cover, the audience willmore noticeable. I need to get use to their faces.decided to chose the Also the band members are smokingcolour black for the band because it goes with the title ‘cigarettes inname and the title of the the theatre.’ By each band member doingalbum because this dark something different with the cigarette willcolours is more clear show their different personalities but asthrough the bright they’re together, it shows they’re a bandbackground. who sticks together.The band members will be wearing clothes common to I chose a bold font for the band name because the audiencethe Indie subculture and the close up will be enough to to be able to read it clearly. As this is an important piece ofsee some of their clothing. This complies with Dyer star an album cover, I want the audience to easily recognize thetheory. The ‘star’ is ordinary as they’re wearing similar name so they will remember it more. I chose a hand writtenclothing to the audience. On the other hand these stars font for the name of the album because this will make theare extraordinary in the sense that they are on an album album cover look more personal. This will make the targetcover; most of the audience won’t have the opportunity audience feel more connected to the band because of theto be on the cover of an album cover. more personal feel to the album cover.