Class Hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Classroom Available: 9:20 – 2:35 (Except Tuesdays @ 2:05 – Staff Meetings)
- A Day
- It’s Pi Day! New Pi record.
- Explore the 1999 world wide web in game form? Yes please with Hypnospace Outlaw.
- Google shutting down Spotlight Stories, 360 and VR videos.
9:45 Design the Band – CD / Album Cover
We as a class will be choosing a band that is not so well known, and “help” them to create apparel, graphics, and an online image over the next 2-3 weeks. We will be chipping away at these in a specific order. During our research time, we need to garner enough information about the band to design their image from the ground up. We’ll use this time to watch videos of the group, listen to their music, and research any existing content that may already exist.
We will be creating all the content like their Website, social media, posters, brochures, business cards, CDs, apparel, photography, mission statement, style guide, etc. We will have full creative freedom for this sort of client work.
I want all of you to find a band that is not so popular. A band that not too many people know, and also may not have a lot of existing design content.
For this project you may use Illustrator, Photoshop and inDesign. I just want to make sure you are all using the right program for the right job. You will most likely end up using all three.
CD / Album Cover:
Yesterday we focused on Mission Statements and Style Guide. I would HIGHLY recommend focusing on Style Guide if you want to make sure you are sticking to your rules for the CD cover. But at the same time, making the CD cover may give you some elements to put into your Style Guide. Process of work, this is up to you.
For this section of the Design the band, you have an option to make a CD Cover or Vinyl Record Album Cover. These two covers are fairly similar in size. Below are the dimensions:
- CD Cover – 4.75 x 4.75
- Vinyl Cover – 12.375 x 12.375
Bands all ask for different styles and different things on their album covers. I will NOT be putting a list of requirements of things you must have on your album cover. If your band is a bit more explicit, I would add the explicit Icon. Maybe add the bar code in the back. Song list in the back? Artist name SHOULD be loud and clear on the front. But all this is up to you. Browse some ideas online.
Please look at yesterday’s day plan for requirements on Style Guide and Mission Statement. I know some of us started this yesterday, so now we need to back track our work so everything stays concise.
When complete, please upload as cover.jpg to your week_26 folder.
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Design the Band – CD / Album Cover
We will be continuing the Design the Band project. Please see above for specifics.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:45 Design the Band – CD / Album Cover
We will be continuing the Design the Band project this afternoon. Please see above for specifics.
- 1:55 computers are asleep.
- I’ll open up all the Twitter accounts
- TWO things you were able to get done in your day.
- ONE thing you were unable to get done, but will get to soon.