Digipak

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This is the digipak for the album: ‘Loading Compassion’ by our fake band ‘Cannon Fodder’:

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Digipak with panels names and guidelines

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Our Digipak without the guidelines

On this digipak we decided to create our own track names, bar the name of the song we created the video for. The made up tracks are: ‘Insertion Interior’, ‘Catapult Until Overdrive’, ‘California Cream’, ‘Heaven’s Flaw’, ‘Explosive Optimism’, ‘Track of Indecision’, ‘How to Fake Realism’, ‘Mutual Terrorism’, ‘Lacking Creativity’, ‘Eventual Sunset’ and finally ‘Sin is Sexy’. These fake tracks are intended to be names that ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ could use, particularly ‘California Cream’ due to many of their songs being about California, e.g. ‘Californication’ and ‘Dani California’

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Photo Shoot

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These are the best photos that we have taken for our digipak cover and magazine advert.

Gwilym and I decided that a picture of the band best relates to the genre, considering in Rock there is either artwork or a picture of the band (i.e. for the magazine advert as I’ve examined in my study of them, the Stereophonics’ magazine advert:Stereo.jpg

Here, the band are all clearly visible and by the clothes they are wearing you are able to tell that they are an Alternative Rock band.)

Digipaks – Research

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The CD DigiPak (or CD Digi-pak) is a modern, stylish alternative to the standard CD Jewel Case.” – Disc Factory

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Michael Jackson – This Is It Digipak

This example of a digipak shows the more ‘stylish alternative’ to the regular CD case by having more exemplified and eccentric artwork.

Digipaks are an alternative to the standard production of CD’s; they are mainly made with card and usually involve a panel that needs to be folded out. Not only that, but they more often than not have an insert within them as well, mostly in the format of a booklet; the booklet normally includes lyrics to the songs on the album or a description/quote from the band or artist…or both.

Occasionally, Digipak’s include exclusive internal artwork too, such as of the band or just something with a good aesthetic.

The jewel case is the most common form of CD packaging, the Disc Factory’s quote tells us that they are the standard plastic casing for CD’s, occasionally with a slip of paper or booklet with the front cover on it;

This Pendulum digipak emphasises the Disc Factory quote, the stylish nature of this digipak not only helps entice its audience but also present itself as a unique piece when on shelves.

‘The Rolling Stones’ album ‘Grrr’ came, in a deluxe edition, as a digipak:

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Rolling Stones ‘Grrr’ digipak

This digipak keeps to the generic conventions of digipaks: i.e. it’s made of cardboard, it folds out and has an insert.

AC/DC’s digipak for ‘Fly On The Wall’ is reminiscent towards when LP’s were the main platform to distribute one’s music. Further into their timeline; AC/DC re-released all of their albums as digipaks in honor of said LP’s.