The four images below are images that my group has found on the internet. We feel that they fit into our genre of music and we have put them together to create a mock-up digipak – all of the font on the images has been produced by my group, including the detailing on the font – this was added in using lines when on the programme Adobe Indesign. These images are our front cover, inside left cover, inside right cover and back cover.
We decided on this image for the front cover because it fits in well with the idea of isolation and creates a cold feeling with the use of low-key lighting – the image fits in well with the possible name for the album. The shot also uses the ‘rule of thirds’ well, with the star in the far-left, almost being marginalised to portray isolation and loneliness.
Our inside left-cover again conveys the idea of loneliness, however; this image encodes the concept in a far brighter light. The model appears united and free – it is a far more positive image. We also like the location of this image as it is similar to the type of location that we are looking for. The blonde hair also compliments the colour of the sand-dunes, making the image aesthetically pleasing.
The inside-right image is again quite positive. It is quite a unique image and has a central theme of nature which is often a key theme throughout the indie-pop genre. We especially liked that a magnifying glass is used to draw attention to the vibrant colours of the flowers. This circular-shaped magnifying glass will pull the attention of the audience to the actual disc inside the digipak also, making it very useful.
The back cover narrates the concepts of escaping and freedom. The image shows a hand pulling at a gap in a fence where the silhouette of a city can be seen in the distance, this can represent the concept of breaking free from the chains that society holds and re-joining life. We also liked the large empty space to the side of the wire-fence and found that the curve of the wire provided a good spot for the track-list to be framed – ensuring that the audience’s focus would be pulled to it as soon as they see the back-cover.
To get a better look at the mock-up digipak, click on the front cover image (the image saying Subzero).