OVERVIEW: My name is Ryan Holliday and I am a musician who is in need of an album design for my upcoming full-length album. I will be using a standard clear jewel case with an enclosed 16-page booklet. However, this specific project will ONLY INCLUDE the booklet front cover (first page of the booklet), the very back side of the jewel case (what you see when you flip the jewel case over), the on-disc design, and one interior lyric page. The rest of the booklet interior will be a separate project, and will hopefully be offered to the winner of the current project.
ARTIST NAME: Ryan Holliday
ALBUM TITLE: Blinded
GENRE: Piano-driven Pop/Rock, think "The Fray"
LAYOUT SPECS: I am using a company called Discmakers to print the CD's. A zip file with their design specs is attached.
BOOKLET FRONT COVER: Must include artist name and album title. My current vision is to incorporate the picture "Ryan 1" from the zip folder of photos. Please take creative liberty in terms of how to incorporate this picture. Other creative ideas are welcome.
CD BACK: Must include track listing (see attached file). Also must include my website, facebook, and twitter addresses (ryanhollidaymusic.com, facebook.com/ryanhollidaymusic, twitter.com/ryan_holliday). Other than that, creative ideas welcome.
ON-DISC DESIGN: Should probably include artist name and album title, although I'm not married to that concept. Again, creative ideas welcome.
ONE INTERIOR LYRIC PAGE: Each song will have its own interior page with 3 different sections of text: (1) a short commentary from me, (2) a short quote from a book, and (3) the lyrics. I don't envision headings over each section, but they should be 3 different sections. See attached file "Blinded Lyrics & Text." On this page there will also be an image or two that represent what the song is about. See attached file "Blinded Lyric Page Image". The layout and design of this page is up for creative freedom. I would like to see just one page for this project. Like I said, hopefully the winner of this project will be offered a second project opportunity to complete the other interior pages and ultimately complete the album design. The layout for the rest of the song lyric pages will likely follow a similar layout as the one designed here, so I am interested to see what you come up with.
PHOTOS: I've attached a pool of photos for you to use as you see fit. Most photos are CR2 files, raw, unedited Canon images. A few low-quality jpegs are attached as sort of a reference to what I'm looking for for the edited images. These jpegs should only be used as reference. Editing should be done to the CR2 files.