Class: Computer Arts 100
Date: Spring '12
Assignment: Project 3. Show proficiency in Adobe InDesign CS5.5 through the creation of either a personal student portfolio or a CD booklet based on a band or music group of the student's preference. A minimum of 12 pages for the portfolio; a minimum of 16 pages for the CD booklet. Production required.
Concept: Create a CD booklet for the Dirty Projectors' album, Bitte Orca. I enjoy the Dirty Projectors' bold music that initially seems complex, but soon reveals itself to be made of many simple components. Given the option between using Illustrator or Photoshop (or a combination of the two) for the images in this project, I chose Illustrator because I wanted to focus on straightforward line, color, and shape to emphasize the elemental quality of the Dirty Projectors' music. Artistically, I also lean towards a more linear, graphic aesthetic. In addition to the music itself, I was inspired by their music videos from the album and the album artwork. I chose the typefaces BORING for titles and OPTIMA for lyrics to maintain a clear, simple aesthetic. The images below reflect the sequence of spreads in the booklet and samples of the printed version.