In my first blog post I’ll be showcasing a project that I had received in the first semester of my second year at DKIT.
We were asked to create an album cover for a fictitious artist for a particular genre. My fictitious artist was Anna Jensen, an up and coming DJ who recorded her own tracks in her home. I drew inspiration from the likes of Avicii, with simple, knocked out typefaces and a logo of sorts for Anna’s two initials – A and J. These were created in illustrator using offset paths. The picture I had taken the previous summer from atop Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain. I applied numerous filters and embossing to create the look and then flipped the image to create a surreal world, almost as if the Artists world was flipped upside down. Finally the red box containing the album title was a complete stab in the dark and just so happened to work very well. Overall I was very pleased with the result of this project. If I were to do it again I may add more brightness to the image as now it seems quite dark. As well as brightness I may have used a different colour overlay such as blue or teal to accentuate the water and sky. I would hope if Anna existed she would be proud to use this as her album cover.
The album cover was included in DKIT’s creative media showreel here.