CD artwork and design
We work with you from photo shoots and scanning of slides, negatives,
and original artwork,
to printed colour proofs and digital prepress ready files.
We have completed 46 album designs since 1999, with 12 years of working design experience starting with production for a publishing house in 1990.
Here are some recent examples of our CD artwork:
Tanya Gillespie's albums have so far featured all handwriting instead of fonts. Grayscale can be really effective!
These images had to be captured from the VCD that this insert was made for. We go through the footage, always having an eye for that perfect moment. Effects were added to cover up quite nicely the VCD image quality. This was designed completely at our direction, and simply proofed by PDF over the internet.
With FCOW guitarist Phil Shaver's meticulous direction, we spent 10 hours perfecting this one, and it shows!
Once again, t hese photos were taken from Yaya's live video of the album , captured from a 25 year old VCR tape!
The cover photo is actually a composite of 6 different capture points throughout the video.
, add handwriting and some fonts, then a photo shoot in grandma's house... once printed, it looks like wax crayon project from elementary school... cool...
We really get a kick out of old photogrtaphs, especially paintings of "molecules"... This was a fiercely independent cd production, as minimalist as possible
Vincat. October, 2005: Take some crayon drawings
There's just something striking about simplicity sometimes...
Floating the eye on a simulated silver colour was a challenge: its hard to get silver out of CMYK colours; ...We'll have to use the television fuzz again on another project someday because its so cool... This was a free mini cd, for promotion. By the way, the cover is on the opposite side for a mini cd
Brooke did the original design ...but when we went to press 1,000 we redid the layout for him...
All of these photos in the montage had to be edited from original digital camera files, made into greyscale, cropped and fitted into a coherent whole...
Our layout, Chris's photos pulled just from the web. Careful editing can render even web graphics OK...