here's the album mayb listen while u read
Tunes to Trace by
Artistic direction pitch
What I'm looking for at its core is:
- Album Art
- Materials to use in Digital Booklet (to accompany album)
- Consultation/Editing of Digital Booklet
Basically, I want to get some new album art designed + I think I'm going to design a digital booklet to go along with it (which I can handle b/c $$$, but let me know your thoughts on that) - but, since I'm not up on professional production stuff, I could use some consultation (and/or editing) of that booklet to make sure I fit the iTunes store guidelines. Lastly, I'd love a quote for this work so I have an idea of how much I should pay you / will owe you / should expect to owe you when I can actually afford you.
There are a few things to know about the album art:
- I hate the current art
- The album title is a riff on another album's title
- The aesthetic of the music is, overall, "dark, deep, neurons in space"
The Current Artwork
I do not like this
Songs to Test by
The Portal 2 Soundtrack
This pic is a good representation of the space I occupied while writing a lot of the music. Deep blues and purples, perhaps with a touch of neon/light.
Here's some neuron/brain shit. I think it's relevant. Neurons also seem to be represented this way pretty often
Here's what I'm thinking. EyeWire is all about making these little neuron cubes. (have a look at the "explore" section of this webpage. click the lil explore)
So, we take some deep blues, purples, generally a space background - connect neurons with these little cubey guys (so like the above, except with cubes instead of these little fiber globs) and then do an homage to the Portal 2 soundtrack image - putting the title in A L L C A P S inside of brackets at the top, putting EyeWire Soundtrack at the bottom, and sticking Slide20xl on there somewhere. (probs bottom) And maybe having a little guy on a ledge looking up at it? Might be too literal, though.
I want to add something to this album re-release - so I thought, how about a digital booklet? I'm not sure what I'll put in it yet. Maybe some kind of artist's commentary on the tracks / music system. Who knows?
I'm thinking it'll be good to get some of your materials to use as backgrounding / your font choices / your colors / etc etc
But here's the thing. iTunes has these guidelines for a digital booklet. Specifically, something like:
PDF format with “.pdf” extension
All fonts embedded
72 dpi minimum
11 in x 8.264 in (28 cm x 21 cm)
All images full-bleed
Important: These booklets are expressly designed for the iTunes Store format, and cannot be reproductions of the liner notes with borders to increase their size.
When saving as PDF, make sure the document opens full screen with no negative space surrounding the document.
File size should be reasonable (8 - 10 MB max). If the digital booklet is many pages, consider using fewer images or optimizing images to achieve lower overall file size.
Printer’s marks are not allowed.
You cannot sell or advertise other products or services. No other promotional sites are allowed.
No links to anything outside of the booklet, except to the artist and/or label website(s).
No time-sensitive information (for example, a promotion or dates for an upcoming tour or concert).
and John is not 100emoji he knows what he's doing. I could use some help making sure I don't fuck that up.
How much $$$$????
The struggle is still pretty real, but I'd at least like to be aware of your value. the dream is to give you all the money
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