Typographic CD cover research

For the Daft Punk front cover of the album I am going to continue their theme of only having the Daft Punk typeface featured on the back with some imagery and so with this post I am looking at the different layouts as well as use of colour and how to position the text with images.

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This White Stripes album cover is good because of the 3D look of the album cover because of the way the designer has used shadows as well as making the top part of the album look as if its a wall merging into the floor. This is a good album cover because people images that look 3D are more eye-catching to people than flat album covers when they are all presented on a shelf.

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Here is another example of using colour and shading to create a 3D effect on an album cover. As you can see the coloured ribbons are used to create the text which is an interesting aesthetic for the album cover because the bright colours attract the audiences eye, however even though it is an interesting concept but the text is difficult to read because the ribbons can’t produce clear to read letters.

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I like the album cover above because of the use of the clipping mask placed over the image that creates the name of the album/band as well as being the focal point of the album for the target audience to look at which is a good way to get people interested because they are looking closer to see what the image is.

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I like this album cover above because the positioning of the typeface means that the name of the album cover all flows into the new word which is really good because it gives a flow for the audience to follow. If I could improve this album I would add some imagery or colour because it isn’t that eye-catching for the ¬†audience unless they’re interested in typography.

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