Album Cover

Posted on January 21st, 2011

An album cover is a cover used to package commercial audio recordings such as the printed cardboard covers that were typically used to package 12" records from the 1960s-1980s when the 12" record was the major format for distribution of popular music.

Album covers serve three major purposes:
1.) To protect the record, whose grooved surfaces were delicate.
2.) To advertise the contents.
3.) To convey the artistic aspirations of the original artist.

The cover became an important part of the culture and music at that time.

Sadly, nowadays album art is less noticed and becoming more obsolete with MP3 purchases and downloading capabilities :( :( :(


1.) You must hand in a Contact Sheet with at least 30 Photos

2.) You must hand in at least 6 sketches of your ideas. Sketches are due: Tuesday January 25th.

3.) You must hand in 4 finals. The finals can be different bands.

4.) Each cover MUST BE 4.75 x 4.75 in size. You will then copy and paste each final onto one final canvas that is 9.5 x 9.5.

5.) Your final image resolution must be 150

6.)All finals must include: Album Title & Band name.

7.) Finals are due: Monday January 31st.
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