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ALBUM ARTWORK 
TRENDS
IMAGE BASED 
An image based cover tends to centrally focus 
on the photograph rather than the typography, 
as its bold eff...
PORTRAIT 
Portrait album covers are generally popular with 
highly successful solo artists as it makes them 
stand out as ...
PHOTO MANIPULATION 
Photo manipulation tends to be out of the 
ordinary, or a bit bizarre. This generally tells the 
purch...
TYPE BASED 
Typography can be very vital when placed on an album 
cover. Its importance can be significant if the text 
re...
MINIMALISTIC 
The minimalistic theme is simplistic yet effective 
when layed out properly and are cheap and 
easy to make ...
Album artwork trends
Album artwork trends
Album artwork trends
Album artwork trends
Album artwork trends
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Album artwork trends

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Album artwork trends

  1. 1. ALBUM ARTWORK TRENDS
  2. 2. IMAGE BASED An image based cover tends to centrally focus on the photograph rather than the typography, as its bold effectiveness is enough to draw attention to the albums purchasers, generally increasing cd sales in the process. Image based album covers can be individual and quirky, but can create a powerful response if they’re presented dramatically, without the additional effects such as manipulation for example. A few photography based album covers sometimes prefer to use the band name or album title, as the image generally speaks for itself.
  3. 3. PORTRAIT Portrait album covers are generally popular with highly successful solo artists as it makes them stand out as an isolated figure compared to bands. It also establishes their presence, and also draws the attention to purchasers as their face tends the cover the whole size of the CD cover. Extreme close up photographs tend to be effective due to the amount of detail, lighting, shadows that can be created from the face, which makes them strong and bold.
  4. 4. PHOTO MANIPULATION Photo manipulation tends to be out of the ordinary, or a bit bizarre. This generally tells the purchaser what the band is like, based around their personality, the album cover normally tells us what their music is like and what the album is about. However sometimes its general a bold statement which can be anything from religion to political issues, or just something simply random. Photo manipulation tends to be the most bold and creative when it comes to album covers.
  5. 5. TYPE BASED Typography can be very vital when placed on an album cover. Its importance can be significant if the text represents either the bands name title, or the bands logo for example. This trend of album cover is certainly bold and ‘in your face’ making purchasers notice the album cover due to its large lettering, colour and style. Fonts can vary in many sizes, but traditionally the font is usually large as its spreads over the surface area of the front cover, making the band title more recognisable. This could also help a purchaser as they knew what band they were looking for, but they simply just wanted to listen to a different album. Alternatively it can attract new listeners as attention is drawn when typography is used.
  6. 6. MINIMALISTIC The minimalistic theme is simplistic yet effective when layed out properly and are cheap and easy to make and reproduce. These album covers tend to appeal more to purchasers, as their view eye is detracted by the space surrounding the image, as the eye is drawn to open areas. They can be a great success when they’re executed properly but they can also be a hit and mess option as the simplicity is too straightforward.

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