2. Front Cover
The use of colour on the The band’s logo, a form of
front cover is vibrant synergy, is placed directly in
which catches the eye the middle of the front
of a potential buyer cover which appropriately
when sitting on a shelf implies that they are the
in a store. main focus of this album.
The bright The name of the album;
colours, associated with “Best Intentions” is also
enthusiasm, also suggest included which is a
that the band’s convention of the front
audience are young and cover of a CD.
therefore makes known
who is the target
The images used on the front cover are of the band which
directly relates the content (music) to them. This may imply
that the songs on the album are personal, as the images are
shown as snapshots, or perhaps ‘fun’ as the images, of the
band relaxing and enjoying themselves, could suggest.
3. Back Cover
The digipak unfolds into three panes. The middle one is the back cover of the CD. This pane features a
faded image of the band in the background, over which the song list is placed. The layout seems
quite squashed as the songs are listed as sentences with no timings shown.
The back cover also contains information about the record label which the band are signed to – a minor
American company called ‘Hopeless’. This gives an indication as to what genre the band’s music is, as
‘Hopeless’ often signs artists who perform pop-punk music. The record label is represented on the
album by its logo being shown.
Additionally, there is barcode, for store purposes, and some production information shown which
usually lists some of the people or studios who have produced the album.
The spine shows the name of the band; ‘We Are The In Crowd’ which is in bold to stand out from the
rest of the information.
This is relevant concerning how CDs are stored by buyers; the name of the band stands out so that the
buyer can select the CD out of many others with less difficulty.
Other information is also shown, such as the title of the album, ‘Best Intentions’ – so that the buyer can
differentiate this album from others albums that they own by the same artist.
The reference number or item/product number is also shown which is useful when the CD is stocked in
The logo of the record label is featured to represent the company, which also encourages buyers who
listen to other bands signed by the same record label by giving an indication of the genre of the band’s
5. Inside Panes
The digipak unfolds into three panes. The first paragraph of pane one lists the acknowledgements of the
band towards those who have helped and supported them throughout the production of the album.
The last paragraph lists the writers of each of the songs and those who have produced the songs in a
The next five paragraphs are each statements made by all the band members concerning their
experiences whilst writing for and recording this album and their gratitude towards everyone who
helped them. This makes the album seem more personal and lends an added quality to the product
for the buyer. Furthermore, the members also thank their fans for their support which should further
please the buyer and confirms their decision to purchase the digipak.
6. Inside Panes
Also, inside of the digipak the CD itself is stored along with a complimentary booklet.
The CD, stored in the last pane, shows the band’s logo and the name of album so that the buyer can
identify the CD when it is out of the case.
The booklet, stored inside the first pane, shows the lyrics of each of the songs and images of the band,
similar to those featured on the front cover of the album, as is the colour scheme for the inside panes.
7. Inside Panes
An example of the booklet.
The songs are listed with the lyrics – the layout seems quite squashed which is similar to the way in
which the songs were listed on the back cover of the digipak.