We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful CD packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass album with cool CD packaging, get a quote or shoot us an email.
Artist: Forrest Day
Album: Forrest Day
Label: Ninth Street Opus Records
Concept: Forrest Day
Model: Lisa Gemmiti
The Bay-area bandleader who released his self-titled full-length debut came up with the design and enlisted world-renown model builder Lisa Gemmiti to help execute the album art.
The cover of the CD digipak features a jumper on the ledge of a building while reams of onlookers gawk.
“I was trying to capture the notion that America has a very voyeuristic attitude about tragedy. The figure on the building isn’t actually a jumper, he’s just trying to stay above the fray and set himself apart. It’s darkly humorous and represents the tragicomic vibe of my album,” explains Day.”
What I love about this CD Digipak artwork is the photo itself. No need for frills and gimmick with the CD packaging if you have a really catchy album artwork.
As you can see, it doesn’t take a lot to make a good CD artwork design. All you have to do is come up with a really solid concept and you’re good.
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James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.