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LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT US:
I am a music producer. I create downtempo/electronic music, mostly for film and television, but this is for commercial release. I have an album out called, "Filters." The artist name is Peas. You can check it out on iTunes. I like the cover art on it. I live in Los Angeles but would prefer to be in New York.
HERE IS WHAT WE NEED:
I need a CD cover for my new album. Album name: Clarity Lost. Artist name: Peas. I will eventually need the rest of the design (on CD, back of CD, inside CD etc.) but want to just focus on the cover for now. I have additional budget for the rest of the project. The CD cover should have the album name (Clarity Lost) and artist name (Peas) as well as some kind of cover art or photo or whatever you can come up with. It should look like a CD cover.
The CD will be released commercially through a record label (still deciding where it will ultimately be released). Just to be upfront, there are no back end royalties on the design, which is pretty standard in the industry.
I have a photo that you could incorporate into the design if you choose, but I'm leaning away from that. I'm thinking it might be better for the back of the CD (which we'll deal with later.) However, if you can make it look cool, go for it.
Also, depending on where I do the pressing, I'll need the design in a specific template. I'm uploading a template from one manufacturing facility but it may change. They are all pretty much similar, though.
OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS:
Young, hip, more New York than Los Angeles. The target age is probably between 18-39. It's not super young (as in teeny bop), more of something for a cocktail party at a loft in Manhattan. This is not pop music. The feel is definitely "moody." Also, this is electronica but not techno-y, so nothing too digital. (Although I'm open to all ideas)
WE LIKE THESE DESIGNS:
I love the font Helvetica. I'm really into mid-century modern. I love retro posters from Munich in the 70's. I like muted, retro looking colors and tones, although I also love orange (doesn't mean it has to be orange). I love the cover to the album "Kruder Dorfmeister" the K&D sessions. I really like some of the old Royksopp artwork (like the Melody A.M.) cover.
I LOVE the album cover of Beck, Modern Guilt. I have a really cool poster from 1972 in Germany that I've uploaded a picture of. I'm not looking for anyone to copy it, but it's a good example of design that I really like.
I've also uploaded two "helvetica" posters. I really love these, too. Again, not looking for a copy of this, just an example of what I like.
I'd really love for someone to create something original and special for this cover. I don't know exactly what I'm looking for as I'm a musician, not artist.
Also, I'd like something that would make a really cool poster (to promote the release of the CD)
WE ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE (or we don't want to see) THIS IN OUR DESIGN:
Check out the above mentioned references, digest them, and then do something that you think is fantastic--something great. I don't want to hold you back with too much info. I'm open to anything. Thanks!
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