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Font styles and types are consistent and would appear aesthetically pleasing in the view of consumers.

As fonts used for both the band name and album title are each the same size, colour and font style,
this creates consistency and would prevent annoyance among the audience as everything appears in
place, looking neat and professional. The small fonts may have been used to ensure they do not
dominate the cover and appear overwhelming in the opinion of consumers. The simplistic presentation
looks very effective and professional. Text is displayed in capital letters and is in a sharp bold font to
make it stand out.
The cover design appears quite simple but the effectiveness remains. The colour theme is kept
consistent using a pale grey and white background , taking a basic monotone approach. As the pale
grey does not stand out massively against the white background, this may make the images less
obvious and the cover appearing empty to some extent; this unusual aesthetic approach would entice
the audiences to take a closer look at the cover to establish the design and figure out what is
displayed, resulting in the public taking more of an interest and being more likely to purchase a copy as
a result.
The use of a Z layout is effective as it enables the design to flow and gives good structure to the cover
which the audience would subconsciously find aesthetically appealing. The purpose of this layout is to
ensure the audience takes in the information in order of importance; through the Z method, the name
of the band is able to be recognised first followed by the image which would allow the viewer to
establish the band image after knowing the name and pairing the two items of information together.
This layout would attract the attention of the audience and may have been included to form star image
motif as Youth and Young Manhood was their debut album released and Kings of Leon were at the
time new entering into the industry, they needed to ensure audiences could recognise their image to
potentially increase fan base and ensure the public were aware of who they are. With regards to the
inside panels (left, inside centre left and inside left) images used create a sense of disorientation and
do not seem to suggest anything through the choice of combination. This would therefore intrigue the
customer and would increase interest as they would want to make a connection and make sense of it.
This is very much suited to the genre of music published by the band and again uses monotone colour
schemes ensuring consistency and matching the theme of music appropriately.
The design of this album conforms to traditional garage and southern rock bands who
often promote themselves through featuring dull colours relating to the style of music they
publish, city/urban style and often taking the simplistic approach. Most designs feature
band members which has been something the Kings Of Leon chose to include twice (front
and back panel images.)

The front cover panel uses four


main layers; the closest to us
being the band name (Bombay
Bicycle Club) and the album
name (Flaws.) This was
formatted to achieve an indie
rock genre style font typed in
capital letters to ensure that the
text stands out and the audience
are encouraged to read. This
cover panel text has also been
formatted in terms of font size
and colour in order to fit in with
the rest of the design and create
consistency for the product as a
whole. The basic yet
Stylish font type allows the front
cover design to appear
minimalistic
therefore
noan interest. The font colour helps to achieve consistency throughout the overall the product as this is
audience
intoand
taking
more of
attention
of
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audience
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also the colour
diverted
away from
the of
image
as
of
the background
layer
the digipak
which is featured on every panel. This develops the stylishness and is therefore more
this
would
be
the
main
focus
aesthetically pleasing for the audience who would be more likely to take interest in the digipak if they liked the look of it. The album
point
of the
digipak
cover aligned and rotated vertically on the front cover panel, contributing towards achieving the H layout
title
and
band
name front
are centre
and would
draw
the of focus of the audience to ensure the design is neat and appealing. Another layer featured on the front cover
which
involves
points
panel of Flaws is the image of a female. Despite being unrelated to the band and giving little insight into the tracks featured on the
album, I feel this effective
in representing
the indie genre.
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the typical indie digipak front cover which
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examples
indie bands
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and
the audience awareness of the artists.
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employ theas
idea
of featuring
themselves
theincreasing
cover,
but instead using others who suit the intended look and appear
interesting in the eyes of the target audience. Examples include Artic
Monkeys - Whatever people say I am, thats what Im not. This album
features a male who suits the style of the album and tracks featured
on it, but is not a band member. Also, Vampire Weekend Contra
features
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front
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suited
to
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genre.
the attention of the target audience as the minimalistic, natural look makes a statement in a basic form and
would stand out next to other typical indie rock genre covers which usually takes the approach of using a bold,
bright
colour
scheme.
The
colour
scheme
used on the Flaws digipak is kept consistent throughout the entire product and achieves a
stylish, simple, classic looking digipak design. This helps develop a sense of innocence and purity behind the
design as the neutral colours (skin toned , white and black) paired with the natural looking image of the
female appearing in a minimalistic form with little expression on her face captured through a close up camera
shot portray feelings of heartache and emptiness. This would be likely to intrigue the target audience and
encourage them to pick up a copy to find out the meaning behind this and the relation this has to the album.