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Digipak Experimentation

Digipak Experimentation By Soraya Tormos

old Front Cover

VISION > SORAYAWe decided to change the artist name to Soraya because after changing the band into a solo artist, we discovered most indie solo artists have used their first name. The problem with this album cover is that after researching indie-pop album covers, the artist name should clearly stand out. To improve this front cover, I would change the album name colour to a brighter purple or a contrasting green and enlarge both titles and place them prominently in the centre so that it stands out. SORAYA

Front Cover-Artist picture

We were massively inspired by Ellie Gouldings albums because she always has a very striking editing value. These two covers on the left reflect her songs being very fun and uplifting and we experimented with colour to try the same effect.

SORAYASORAYAAs a response to Ellies cover, I photo-shopped one of our better pictures that was influenced by Ellies hair flicking. Used similar colours to some of our covers and combined that with an overlay of lights which gives the picture a girly feel. The blue and purple are not too girly but still feminine which would appeal to our target market, young adults. I photo-shopped another picture using lots of paint splatter on top to create a childlike feel to the cover. We want our music video and personality to come across within our digipak and we use a lot of paint in our video, so its linking nicely to the video.

Photoshop experimentationOur image is very contemporary and fresh, so lots of our images have colourful filters and edited effects, to make our style edgy and different.

Here are some images I manipulated to experiment with effects and filters.

Front Cover-font/Colour

SORAYA

SORAYASORAYASORAYASORAYASORAYAOn most indie-pop artists CD albums, theyve used a very serious but bold font. We chose the font Agency FB to fit in with the genre. Inspired by the Carry on album, I decided to play around with colour and font placement to give more movement to the page.

After lots of feedback, we decided to change our font to basic title font which we vaguely introduced in our website. Everyone thought it fir our image well and looked more serious.

I chose the colours white and purple because, white will stand out and purple works well as an accent colour to our main theme.

Front Cover-composition

SORAYAEarly BirdsSORAYA

SORAYA

SORAYAVISIONWe decided to change our album name to vision from Early birds because our song name is Early birds and also we have extra footage from when the artist name was vision that we liked very much.

Track list(Back)

Early BirdsStrange eyes lightsUnspoken Lies Vision Mistaken Ego Hidden City Te amo ft Sweet Nothing

Early BirdsStrange eyes lightsUnspoken Lies Vision Mistaken Ego Hidden City Te amo ft Sweet Nothing

Early BirdsStrange eyes lightsUnspoken Lies Vision Mistaken Ego Hidden City Te amo ft Sweet NothingI played around with the background colours for our track list to find the perfect colour to compliment our Digipak as a whole.

Most of the track lists I looked at very plain with little detail so that it doesnt detract from the track list. To make our pop out and noticeable, I've used a very vibrant paint background from the early stages of our filming shoots.

At the bottom of the page, I've added a link to our website, encourages fans to look over and keep in touch.

The actual CD

After a quick decision of changing our album name, I experimented on Photoshop, making some of our paint shots to match our purple/blue theme. Ive used the same format as Ellie Gouldings CD design because I thought it looked respectable and most Indie CDs are formal and simplistic.

Lyrics

Looking at other artists lyrics pages, they look very plain and simplistic, so I decided to keep ours very simple, using a gradient background of our colour scheme and white font.

"Night Owls Early Birds"

Do the walk of shame in your best dressPut your hands in the airEven though I'm still sleepingPaint the roads on these walls just to feelLike I'm going placesJoin the rest of the world in the dawnOf the new morning

Strange eyes wanderingThe night has comeWe're all under the groundCan't be found

Night owls, early birdsWide-eyed looking like you're under a curseSave me, save me, go underneath the groundA wild fire inside me burnsWhy do I look like I'm wear for worse?Save me, save me, go underneath the ground

Let the young hearts fool around, break awayThey make mistakes and live for themLet the fire in the city burnI wanna feel, feel the embers warming

Strange eyes wanderingThe night has comeWe're all under the groundCan't be found

Night owls, early birdsWide-eyed looking like you're under a curseSave me, save me, go underneath the groundA wild fire inside me burnsWhy do I look like I'm wear for worse?Save me, save me, go underneath the ground

Ooh, ooh ooh oohOoh, ooh ooh oohOoh, ooh ooh ooh, ooh

Strange eyes wanderingThe night has comeWe're all under the groundCan't be found

Night owls, early birdsWide-eyed looking like you're under a curseSave me, save me, go underneath the groundA wild fire inside me burnsWhy do I look like I'm wear for worse?Save me, save me, go underneath the ground

Ooh, ooh ooh oohOoh, ooh ooh oohOoh, ooh ooh ooh, oohThis was the first lyrics page I made using an artist picture. I didnt think this worked well because the picture makes the artist look too alien and most lyrics page are kept a lot simpler so the main focus are the words.

Artist Picture

.All the artists I researched included lots of pictures in their Digipaks, to make ours more visual, Ive made one of them very blurry and the other have paint dripping down to link to the paint scenes in our music video.

FINAL DIGIPAK