Aim; To explore digi-pak examples that correlate to the genre chosen.
This is the first digi-pak that I am analysing. I find that this is
the route that I can see my artist going down. It has a very
mystical feel and this is created through the framing and the
actual image .
In a sense photographing the house and have a slight angled
mid-shot woks at creating this pathway to the house, in which
the female is walking to. The fact that the house is yellow and
the sky is blue is a clear juxtapostion in the framing of the shot
and highlights that this image is not a reality. In fact it is a
superficial enhanced image.
I find that he fact that the album cover focuses on the old
times gives an insight into the type of genre of music may
appear on the CD. My initial thought would have been that the
music that is created by “Kate Nash” is quite niche and in some
respects indie with a feel good factor; in which it is.
The mystical/fantasy feel is re-created through the typography
that has been applied on the album cover, which has curves
but, is not necessarily neat. The fact that the font is white the
whole way through the digi-pak also helps to keep continuity
overall and have links between existing colours on the cover
such as the white, being the colour of the daisy’s in the garden.
The way that the female is portrayed in both of
the album covers that I analysed from Kate Nash
was in a quite unconventional sexual way. This is
clear in the top cover when the female is wearing
a short dress and is wearing the colour red which
is closely linked with sexual lust for someone else.
As well as the other cover were a female poses
seductively to suggest that she is objectified as an
item of sex.
Norah Jones;Take me home
This is the Norah Jones digi-pak for the album “Take Me Home”. I find
that the most successful feature about this album cover is that it has a
very organic feel that makes the music seem very natural and organic.
The fact that the background colour is duck and has a tinged orange
also helps to create this sense, seeing as those exact colours create a
warming and inviting tone.
The actual digi-pak has a very old feel to the design of the cover, which
makes it seem as though Jones is trying to bring back an old time, but
still modernise that old time with a twist. Norah Jones is the sole focus
of the album cover as her image is on the front cover, which is
something that you expect from an artist but, the fact that she has her
image on a blurred background only helps to create the message that
she is the most important on the cover.
The consistent orange and brown colours on the digi-pak holds the
cover together as one, creating continuity and a clear design. There is
an image on the back cover of the digi-pak and this also aided the
homemade feel of the outcome and this was created through the
masking tape that got put on the corner of the image.
Other things to keep in mind when making my outcome include the
conventions of this type of media. The types of conventions that appear
on this album cover include: a barcode for purchasing purposes,
consistent colour schemes and the record company that signs the artist.
Norah Jones;…Little Hearts Broken
“Little Broken Hearts” is the other digi-pak witch I
created. The digi-pak, is the exact route that I want to
avoid going down. This is because it has a mainstream
feel that is created through the bright pinks that appear
on the front cover, the typical bold font that is
associated with mainstream pop artists and the shoot
that is accompanied by it. The shot of Norah Jones is a
close up and unlike her other album cover she is
portrayed as a sexual object and this is because se has
no clothing straps showing and because the audience
are positioned so that they can only assume that all she
is wearing is red lipstick. Which once again has
connotations of lust and desire.
I do not want these connotations as they don’t give off
the impression that the artists has musical integrity and
has came out of music college. Which would mean that
this does not fit the brief that I set myself.
The main thing that I have learnt from analysing this
album cover is convention types that I should try to
apply to my album cover such as the main title, the
slogan, an image, te title listing etc.
Ella Fitzgerald; Music and Moonlight
The style of the covers that Ella Fitzgerald has is what I can see
myself trying to re-create and this is because it has a very artistic
feel. Every single cover that I looked at incorporated a sense of
drawing which gives the covers an unusual feel nowadays.
Especially, with convergence in the world of technology which has
seen more modern types of mediums used and older techniques
such as drawings die out.
Unfortunately as these album covers are quite old, finding the
whole digi-pak was very difficult. So, I can only judge the cover by
the by the front cover. Unlike, the other covers that I saw there is
far less elements on the cover of this digi-pak as, it only has
minimal details, The one thing that I found fairly interesting is the
development of album covers over time and how technology has
been such as influence to the covers, over time seeing as the first
cover I looked at relied heavily on photo manipulation on
Photoshop and the last one, for Ella Fitzgerald only used drawing
So, something I need to keep in mind is the style I want to create.