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October 11th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Hi, A week or so ago I was asked by some of dads friends to do a cd cover for their old band "The Restless", this was mostly for fun but I'd love to read your thoughts on the progress, Yes I know im not done yet :), crit me like you mean it.
October 11th, 2010, 07:24 PM
the cover looks interesting, but the song list is a bit unintuitive. I think track numbers aught to solve that problem. It also feels like a dull, run of the mill flash page, you need something more to represent the band. I like your decision to use charcoal gray instead of black and light silver instead of white.
October 12th, 2010, 03:29 AM
Ah thanks for the response Raoul, I dont know the exact the exact track list or order yet so yeah... Getting good material is really hard for this one, since all the pictures are from the sixties, these guys are old heh :).
perhabs some texture along with a different font will do something about the flash page feel.. I am undecided :).
October 12th, 2010, 03:28 PM
you don't necessarily have to use a texture or anything like that, You just need to utilize your space. The missing image is really hurting. If you can draw, then create something that represents the band.
I think what I like about the cover is it shows how distantly broken up they are.
October 15th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Raoulduke - Yeah I understand what you are saying
The picture is way to grainy still its the best I got to work with. And what do you think should I change the font?
October 19th, 2010, 12:49 AM
there is too much negative space, especially on the left side. You can also adjust the image, re size it and match the background grays. As for the type, I don't think the font matters, it's the spacing. I think the 2nd row of credits should be flushed right.
October 19th, 2010, 05:00 PM
You're butting up your text way too close to the crops & folds. I'd change the font because everyone has myriad. The tracklisting type needs more leading or smaller type. Credits/band members can be much smaller type. The image cutting across the back of the cd kind of just begs to be centered or taking up the whole space (you've got enough negative space in image to make the information on there fit in). The edge of the microphone looks kind of weird.
Try using a color overlay on the whole thing to liven it up a bit (Take a look at the old Blue Note record covers for inspiration).
October 20th, 2010, 05:44 AM
Wow... You guys thanks for the feedback, sorry about the late reply...
so this is the thing, client already decided to use the design (I adviced against it).
I could continue it, but since I already got paid, the fire is gone.