151MC Creative Digital Practice: CD Project
For part of my 151MC module I had been set the task of producing three cd covers. The main inspiration for the covers needed to be based around three art movements. I had recently completed research on Pop Art, Cubism, Surrealism and Minimalism. I decide on Pop Art, Minimalism and Surrealism. This gave me plenty of variety when planning the covers and the different type of photography needed for each cover. I needed to take into account that the cd’s would need images to the front and rear. I also needed to take into account where to locate text, tracks, barcodes and relevant copyright text. I decided to take scans of the original barcodes from each of the selected cd’s to give a more authentic feel. I also had to consider the target audience for the cd’s as they need to be appealing to them. Text plays an important part so I carefully considered suitable text for each cd. The cd’s are now ready to present for marking. Looking at them there is nothing that I want to change. They look exactly like real album covers and I am more than pleased with the finished products.
I feel that I am benefitting from Paul Smith’s photoshop knowledge and have started to experiment more with my own images at home. I feel that this will be the key to me developing in the future. It has been pointed out that I concentrate far too much on the technical side of things and need to be more free and creative. Once I find a good balance between these two things I will have it cracked.