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Latest Design Project


#1
This is my latest design project which were some CD's I designed and printed for a mate. Took bloody ages to do so thought I'd take some cool pictures to put on my website :icon_tongue_smilie:
The link to the MySpace which I also designed is here where you can check out the music.



Link here

Let me know what you think
 
#2
Very Nice! Your images of the work are lovely too. Im a complete novice so excuse my stupidity but how diid you do the images with the CD's floating?

I think the design idea is great! I feel if the packaging could have been slightly bulkier they would stand out more but that most likely was done to budget! Well Done!

xx
 
#3
Thanks for the comments.

I see what your saying with the bulkiness. The cost of the materials would cost a bit more but It would be more of a time factor to make the cds bulkier which would require more cutting and folding since they were made by hand. They took longer than I thought they would take to make in their current form. I'm guessing each CD took about 20-30 minutes to make, but the design could be translated into a professional print run if required, but only 50 x cds were needed at this stage.

The floating was done with positioning the cds 'on things' and photoshopping the 'things' out to leave just the cds. :icon_wink:
 
#8
Sorry, a bit late to the party here, but those look bloody lovely. Nice job. :icon_clapping: Great photography too.

I feel your pain as well, having recently handmade about 150 wedding invites for a friend. The design seemed like a good idea at the time, and they do look brilliant, but after 3 days of 8 hours a day scoring, cutting and gluing I sometimes wish I'd come up with something simpler (or at least have the budget to do the whole lot professionally).

I bet you're chuffed with them though. You should be, they look fantastic. And I don't know if you're like me but, even though hand made stuff can be time consuming and sometimes even physically painful, it can be soooo rewarding too. That invite I hated so much at the time is the job I'm most proud of from the last year.
 
#9
Cheers thanks for the feedback and comments.

Wedding invites are possibly one of the most difficult graphic design jobs, I feel your pain! I did my sisters invites a few years ago, but to be fair they werent too complicated as I was less experienced as a designer and as a client she wasnt too demainding. I know some people who were close to tearing their hair out when dealing with wedding invites. I guess its also having close friends or family as a client which can be an issue. 150 is quite a lot to do by hand, I agree though it is rewarding when its all comeplete.

I am happy with the outcome of the cds but I guess there is always different ways of doing things. I would probably look into getting a die cutting machine such as something like this: Crafters Cove Sizzix as I used a compass cutter and it ws quite perfect and also created a lot of waste as nearly 50% of the time tore the paper. :icon_crying:
I wish I had bought something a few years ago as I would have got my use out of it at uni, assuming they're any good anyway.
 

ARRIVALS

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#15
Very nice Rich - particularly the photography. Good photography of ones work can never be underestimated. Poor imagery on a website can really kill it.
 

ARRIVALS

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#18
No problem, I might hire you as a photographer - even though it's probably the only creative thing not on your list of skills! ;-)