Portraits which are used an album cover art are very
effective when used to portray solo artists. It is a
great way to sell the face of the artist, from which
consumers can then go on to buy other products by
the same artists if they enjoy listening to their music.
Photo manipulation is a more complex version of the
portrait style in cd cover art. The image which has
been chosen to be used has lots of editing made in
order to make it stand out from the rest. This sort of
image is used as a way of portraying the band/artist
in a particular style, which moulds the way the
audiences see’s the band/artist.
Image based cover art is the most original form of cd
covers. This is because there is such a wide range in
what can be used as an image for the album. As like
the other types of cd cover art, the image based type
can show the unique style of the band/artist, whilst
also adding mystery and edge to the band,
especially when the text font for the album is small.
Type Based album covers are those in which have a
certain typing usually for the band/album name
across the cover. This draws the audience’s
attention. The type based album covers are the one
of the less used types, however it can be used well
with the right bands genre.
Black and white
Black and White CD covers are seen all over the
music industry. They have many different purposes,
whilst also having different meanings. The black and
white style is widely used for its visual effects,
making the album visually pleasing therefore making
the consumer want to buy the album, and others
from the same band.
The digital album cover design is more of a modern
style, aimed at the younger generation who are more
drawn towards interesting colours and lights
moulded together in a digital format. This is one of
the most differing types of album cover.
The hand drawn type of creating album art work is
another un-common style, mainly because with the
other styles the facilities are almost always there for
a large amount of people to be able to create such
album covers. Hand drawn are typically used for
alternative artists who are more creative. Also it
reflects the artists type of music video; low budget