Possibly the shortest post of the blog, this post discusses the concept and creation of the artwork used for the compilation and uploads of the artwork itself.
The front cover was very much a homage to the early Euphoria albums such as ‘True’ and ‘Total’ where the original lens flare was replaced with an expanding radial burst, and I found that by adding a metallic gradient to the background it gave the cover an almost foil like quality.
The choice of using silver and black for the colour scheme was due to examining special and anniversary editions of a number of products and recognising similarities in the choice of colours, plus aluminium & tin are the official materials to represent a decennial (aka 10th anniversary).
As you can see from the picture, I used a super jewel box case for the compilation after researching modren advancements in CD packaging. I Ideally would have preferred to use original double disc and cardboard sleeves similar to the original album, but no printing plants wanted to do short runs with the materials, I would have had to order a mimimum of 100 which was overkill even for me for a uni project!
Again the colour scheme is just a flip of the front cover, using the black of the logo as the background and the silver of the lens burst as the text colour.
You will also notice I created a mock up of the Ministry of Sound barcode and catalogue number for added “authenticity”.
The artwork for the CDs is possibly the simplest of the entire project, I wanted to keep things as uncomplicated as possible due to not wanting any problems from the printing plant, and added the copyright, compact disc and Ministry of Sound logos for added detail.
CD INLAY BOOKLET
The CD inlay booklet was again a fairly simple affair, using the silver and black colour scheme and replicating elements from the original Euphoria CD booklet such as the copyright information and the dictionary term.
Originally I wanted to use the original tagline from the first album ‘experience a higher state of mind’ and change it to ‘re experience a higher state of mind’ but as you can see, when written down it looks odd.