I am releasing an EP titled “Quiet Desperation” that will be packaged into a four panel digipak. Because this is a four panel digipak I am seeking designs for the following: Front album cover, front/inside (credit listing), back/inside, back cover w/ one spine, and the physical CD. I will be using the front cover for all digital sales as well. (Another note, I would definitely be interested in hiring whoever wins to do some graphic design for my website if he/she is so inclined, but we can sort that out later).
As far as the design, I have a pretty good idea of what I want the Front album cover to look like. I am looking for an image of 3 cartoon bears walking together (on two legs as a human would) through a seemingly endless field of sunflowers at dusk/sunset. The bears each have a bindle stick over their shoulder and are walking towards the sunset, like three friends that are going on a journey. I envision the colors being a little exaggerated (an orange/red/purple sky), really creating a warm fantasy/daydream type feel. I attached 3 pictures: a bear, a bindle stick, and a field of sunflowers. These are just google images and I do not own the rights to them, but they will help give you a general idea for how I am visualizing the different components of the design. That said, you guys are the graphic design professionals, so please don’t feel confined to the images provided. Again, they are just there to help articulate my idea. The front should also have my band name “Painting the Mississippi” and the EP title “Quiet Desperation.”
As for the design layout, I would like the main design mentioned above to be on the front cover, the liner notes on the front/inside cover (I have attached the liner notes), a unique design or picture on the back/inside, and the track listing to be on the very back cover. If you could include my website URL “paintingthemississippi.com” both underneath the liner notes on the front/inside cover as well as on the back cover under the track listing it would be much appreciated. The track listing is:
1. Snow Angels
2. Kings and Queens
3. Corey Hill
4. Bright Lights
5. Mr. Brightside
Lastly, please add “Bindle Records” in small font somewhere on the back cover.