Drafting for theCD Back Insert Anand, Trupti & Urvi
CD Back Cover – Record Company Logo During the creation of the back insert of the CD album we made an initial version of a logo for our record company ‘Emotion Records’. It was a little too complex and did not really look professional so we decided to take it back to the drawing board. The second and final logo design was ready when we finished creating the second and final version of the back insert. This new version was not pixelated, simple and professional looking. Using a name related to our musicBefore After video would help reinforce the meaning of our products.
CD Back Cover Idea 1We designed a CD back cover which was inspired by an album back cover that we found online. In our plan for the CD back cover there are many typical conventions there which would instantly tell the audience whatancillary text this is. Conventional back album inserts would contain a listof songs, the artists name, the album name, the name of the records and the address, the logo of the record company and a barcode.
CD Back Cover Idea 2 After developing the first version of the back insert for our album, it seemed there was plenty of room for improvement – changing of spine details (replacing the postcode with a made up record label code), addition of websites and social network information, distribution information and track timings including the redesign of our record company logo.
CD Back Cover Idea 4 Here we used the same image as the front cover and rotated it making it seem as if the building is wrapping around the CD cover. Also all the squares will be equal and so will give the CD cover a continuous feel.
CD Back Cover Idea 5 Here we have taken the image and added a spine to conform to a CD’s dimensions . We also added track listings with timings as well as the record company logo.
CD Back Cover Idea 6 In the previous attempt ,the text was very difficult to read therefore we increased the brightness of the background image allowing the text to stand out more. We also repositioned some text around making the information on the cover more organised. There are still some improvements to be made as the writing on the bottom is still not visible.
CD Back Cover Idea 7 As the righting in the previous attempt was still not visible. We also added an outer glow to it. Also we added a spine of 1cm with to each end of the image allowing it to fit in the CD case. We will now go on to experiment with different colours in the spine to determine which colour looks the best.