Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Zodiac

So I wanted to apply my inking and graphic design to an actual product for my portfolio. I decided that I would do an album/ cd. I chose three of my favorite instrumentalist: J dilla, 9th Wonder, and Dimlite. I did some research on chinese zodiacs and chose the animal I thought would fit the Dj: rooster, monkey, and Ox. hope ya dig


Dustin d'Arnault said...

very nice sir! My only advice is to keep you type treatment consistent all across the board. Either the word"zodiac" is hand done all across the packaging or its a font. But not both. I also implore you to consider your hierarchy on the package. Is the title of the album most important or is the illustration the more dominant design aspect of your piece? and while I encourage you to be playful with type you should remember the hierarchy of your copy as well. I am assuming JDILLa and 9th wonder are very important to your package design since its there CD. Featuring is in all caps and is BOLDED and in my opinion it shouldn't be. Look at other cd covers and movie posters and notice how they treat there type. Title is the largest followed by the secondary information then followed by the next set of information. Remember when you are trying to design something you, the artists are creating a set of rules and guidelines to be followed for the piece. These guidelines help to dictate your overall design. If this doesn't make sense and you need some more clarification, FEEL FREE to email me,or (better yet) grab a graphic designer or Tyler. Hope that helps man.

Jared Fiorino said...

I have to agree with Dustin on this one, especially using 2 different fonts for the title. Other than that I love what you've done with this. The negative space is nice and I love the drawings.

I definitely would have done some hand drawn type for this. Hand drawn type looks really cool too when you're using a font for reference and trying (but not too hard) to make it look perfect. It's has nice little inconsistencies and an organic feel to it. Try it with a serif font.

keep up the nice work man!

Lamar Mathurin said...

Thanks guys. All ways appreciate the feedback hommies!

Aaron Rossell Illustration said...

Loving this. I didn't really notice at first any problem with the type, but now that the experts have mentioned it I'm interested to see how you handle it.