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I will be researching what a digipak is and what it looks like, along with digipak analysis of artists cd albums.
What a digipak consists of
The digipak CD holders are injection moulded. However the digipaks are also made from good quality card. CD albums tend to have an eye-catching front cover with either a picture of the Artist or unusual artwork, or both. It will have the Artist’s name and the album title. Sometimes it has smaller pictures of the artist performing on stage. Unless special artwork, normally the covers are printed in full colour. The back covers tend to have good artwork or photos, the album tracks, general and legal information as well as barcodes, logos and other packaging symbols. The most common CD case is a single fold, but box sets or digipaks can come with 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8 folds. When a case folds it needs a locking system. Sometimes they have envelope style closures, but most of them slip inside a whole envelope sleeve or box. Some cases that open out have ‘V’ mechanisms that offer up the CD to the user. Others, might not open like a book, but fold out in different directions.
Models of a digipak
This is what a digipak looks like when it is not folded:
And this is what a digipak does look like when it is folded:
The Script album:
The front cover consists of the three artists from the script. From the camera shot you can gain their position, costume and facial expression of the artists. Consistent typography is used throughout the digipak and the CD.
The background image is the artists in a corn field and it matches with the artists skin tone. And because the artists are wearing black leather jackets it makes them stand out from the cream colour background of the cornfield.
They have the track list on the back of the cover, to show first to last song. On the back it doesn’t show lyrics. The first image shows The Script's album, they follow the conventions as they have a picture of the band, their name and the album name. The back also shows a track list of all the songs on the album. In the corner in small print there is lots of writing which most likely contains the information regarding the record company and production. There is also a barcode. The disk doesn’t have any writing on it, but it does have the band symbol on the CD.
This is the back cover of her album. This is another close up of her face from the side. Again it suggests that the album is personal This is the front cover of Kelly and up close as the camera is. Clarkson's stronger. There are They decided to chains on put the artist on the disk, the front cover this might with an almost mean that close up of her face she is to make it more chained by personal as she grows stronger. relationship This suggests that s and the songs will be family. The about her life disk has the struggles. artists name, album name and The second follows the exact same conventions as the second album, tracklist. however Kelly Clarkson's album also contains a pull out advertisement leaflet which can be put in certain cd digipaks dependent on what country they are sold to. This is not part of the actual digipak, and when the consumer opens the pack, they are most likely to get rid of the advertisement. Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger album:
The Rolling Stones Stripped:
The front cover is the band altogether posing for the camera in their ‘rock and roll’ leather jackets. This album was released in 1995, they dressed and posed this way specifically for old times, because they used to dress like that back in the 60s where they were at the height of their career. They are trying to attract their older audiences.
On the back it shows the band performing like they used too, when they were at the height of their fame – it’s a statement saying we’re back. The songs are displayed on the back of the album.
The disks is pretty basic, there is no imagery on the disk a part from their band name, album name and track list which is on the back of the album as well.