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Aquanaria . CD Package . Icarus Music

BRIEF

Design an ambient music CD package for Icarus Music.
 
New Age Theme = “All the Earth’s Water is One Life Force”

Category = Graphic Design / Layout / Packaging


 

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CLIENT

Icarus Music

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PROJECT TITLE

Aquanaria

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DESCRIPTION

Music CD

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ROLES

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ART DIRECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
COMPOSER
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Aquanaria is an ambient music concept CD with no lyrics. This “underwater music journey” takes the listener through water bodies around the world. Calming images and a soft color palette were chosen to communicate the peace of natural environments.

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TOOLS

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PHOTOSHOP
INDESIGN
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Since some cues do hint at danger, the matching Aquanaria Website design added a broader graphic approach, with artwork for every cue.

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LINKS

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High-res pdf of CD Art (1.45mg)
Aquanaria Website Design
Aquanaria CD on CDBaby
Aquanaria on Pandora Radio
Aquanaria Website
Icarus Music
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SOLUTION

CD COVER                                                CD

Fun Fact

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LOL… in my defense, this was done long before the film, Avatar, made the Papyrus font kind of cliche.
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JEWEL CASE BACK + SIDES                                 INSIDE JACKET

Fun Fact

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Music from this CD can be heard on Pandora Radio.
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Aquanaria . Flash Website . Icarus Music

BRIEF

Create and build a website where visitors can hear our music,
though, not download it.
Include notes on each song and the inspirations for them.
Provide links to Icarus Music’s website, and CD purchase points.

Category = Graphic Design / Web / Flash


 

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CLIENT

Icarus Music

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PROJECT TITLE

Aquanaria… Dive In!

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DESCRIPTION

Flash Website

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ROLES

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ART DIRECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
WEB MASTER
COMPOSER
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TOOLS

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PHOTOSHOP
ILLUSTRATOR
INDESIGN
FLASH MX (Intermediate, 1.0 Action Script)
DREAMWEAVER MX
NUENDO
SOUNDFORGE
GRAPHIC ELEMENT
– fish
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LINKS

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Aquanaria Website
Icarus Music
Aquanaria CD on CDBaby
Aquanaria CD Package Design
Aquanaria on Pandora Radio

LINK TO CD POST
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SOLUTION

WEBSITE

Fun Facts

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All Flash sites are definitely NOT recommended. They don’t search well, and can’t be seen on many mobile phones.
In 2006, when this site was built, Flash was expected to break wide open search-wise, and was the only solution at the time for allowing web surfers to hear music without being able to download it.
Flash code (1.0) was written by me. Am not currently “up” on Flash 3.0, but could learn it. Am waiting for it to be mobile phone friendly.
Sound effects were dropped in for the buttons, courtesy of Eddie Freeman.
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