Category Archives: MUSIC GENRE CD DESIGN / HND 2

Reflection to my music genre CD design

I understand the evaluation that I was given and I think I spent more time into the illustration and didnt have enough time to upload my own stuff on here and did not turn out well for my final outcome.

I guess I had a disconcentration and messed up my work but also found it diffult too.

Im not happy with this project but at the end of the day I learnt my lesson that now I will give for my next projects  50/50 as research and designing.


Conclusion and evaluation

From my ideas sketches I decided to go into illustration so I can finally illustrate all my work.

Since I got my measures done for my CD cover design I have finally can work on to it and start manipulating the illustration and two different colour just to decide two colours and Well I was happy with my final design on illustrations and template.

Critic with Sancha and Tim

So today we talk about our progress work to see how we are doing and we been asked what genre we are doing and how will it work out depending on our chosen songs.

For example I have chosen a Pop genre from the signer Beyonce and my ideas are from my research and music that becomes such as sexy, sensual, seducing, body shape, face.

Since the actual CD covers from Beyonce are only photography but Il be doing an illustration to it and use a mixture colour, draw in an outline stencil and water splash paint that also could be use such as glitter, gold, silver well depending on my final illustration.

I have explained my ideas since I forgot my sketches at home but I gave the idea for my CD album and hope with the (Paper 120gsm Curious Metallic White Gold Pk20) could work well with the illustration.

So for now I been finishing my actual CD template.

ORIGINAL Album CD cover – BEYONCE information

Album: I am Sasha Fierce (2008)

Description: I Am… Sasha Fierce is the third studio album by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles. It released on November 14, 2008, by Music World Entertainment and Columbia Records.

Original Album CD cover


1. If I Were A Boy
2. Halo
3. Disappear
4. Broken-hearted Girl
5. Ave Maria
6. Smash Into You
7. Satellites
8. That’s Why You’re Beautiful

1. Single Ladies
2. Radio
3. Diva
4. Sweet Dreams
5. Video Phone
6. Hello
7. Ego
8. Scared Of Lonely

Old – New Artists CD cover examples

Here are a few CD music cover examples:

Artits: The Sex Pistols

Album: Never mind the bollocks

Designer: Jaime Reed

Reed had no interest in putting the band on the cover of the Sex Pistols’ only record – “They were ugly anyway” – so he used what he termed “cheap hype”, using ransom-note style lettering, brash colours and simplicity that anyone could recreate; the perfect representation of the DIY punk aesthetic. Utterly unforgettable and utterly cool.

Artist: Nirvana

Album: Never mind

Designer: Robert Fisher

The iconic image of an innocent baby swimming towards a dollar bill on a fishhook is one of the most instantly recognisable in musical history, worthy of the enormously influential breakthrough album that was Nevermind. Kurt Cobain reportedly conceived the idea after watching a TV program on water births, and a photographer was duly despatched, with the dollar bill being added afterwards. The meaning behind the image has never been revealed, and never will be, adding to the intrigue, and coolness of the sleeve.

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: Dark Side of the Moon

Designer: Storm Thorgerson

Roger Waters, Pink Floyd’s bassist and singer suggested to designer Storm that perhaps for the cover of Dark Side of the Moon, he might not use a photograph. He replied, “What do you mean? That’s what I do. Pictures…I don’t do graphics.” Thankfully, for the history of album cover design, he embraced the challenge laid down to him. Using twin inspirations of Floyd’s live light show and a triangle – a symbol of thought and ambition – he created this cover and a piece of musical and art history.

Artist: The Velvet Underground & Nico

Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico

Designer: Andy Warhol

It helped that the album itself would become a cult classic and hugely influential, but that Andy Warhol banana print could have been the cover of Jedward’s debut album and still been considered an iconic sleeve image. Early copies of the album had the invitation to “Peel slowly and see” enabling the owner to peel back the banana skin to reveal a flesh-coloured banana underneath. Fruity indeed.

Illustration / Photography CD covers

When you are Music and art go hand in hand.

Attracts with their colours, texture and light through the photography.

Research: Example album artwork

Here are some interesting Cd album covers + case

This is an illutsration cover

Cartoon cd cover

Illustration cover design

I think its a creative cd album