Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Graphically "Busy" Album Covers that WORK

After finding some examples of simple album cover artwork that looked good, I found some examples of album cover artwork that has a lot going on in regards to elements in the background and foreground. These are examples of compositions that visually look appealing and make sense. They work together as a whole, but have more than a small image and text going on:

There is a lot going on in the background here, grass, flowers, clouds, etc. At first I didn't notice everything going on, that's how well done it is. The reason this works, is because of the monochromatic-ness of the background. Everything blends in, so that the singer stands out against the dark grey-ness of the background. The white of the text also creates a lot of contrast so it stands out well.

In this one, contrast is the huge contributing factor to its readability. There is a ton of type and words in the background, yet you only notice the artist's name and album name because of the contrast between the background and foreground. This is a pretty neat cover though, I think it's a great idea!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the Marc Cowie one! That is sooooo cool! I love the idea of any sketched look, but if you actually look at the type style in there, it's pretty creative! Nice find. :)