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The alternative versions of Death And Transfiguration are amazing. Too bad still there's some great musi which didn't make it to the expanded score, like the Superman-esque ostinato in the bank robbery scene.
There is always a lot of ways to make a cover.. as a film, as a text.. change the director, the art designer, and this will be really different; it's a point of view. The essentials is to be in peace with ourselves ;). But, generally, i prefer to make a cover for a movie, a music, an actor(actress) i like.. after that, the music take a better dimension. So i make few covers, but not really do again "official" covers. Not my job, no time to loose too, it's the music i listen, not the design lol. It's a choice too, because, as you said, some officials are "awful". I can't add "futurist" fonts in the style of "Hancock", i don't want lol. Maybe cause i like the contrast, even myself ;).
Well, it seems that you make the covers for your own use too, then you must make covers where you are completely happy about yourself! Because when you listen to a CD and then you have to think ''this cover sucks'' then the cd sounds less cool, at least that is what happens to me!
I could've guessed that you didn't know Oorlogswinter, Dutch films never go far over the border. So it's no German title, hehe. German is a bit different, the title would be Kriegwinter then. But it was meant a bit describing how err... stupid it is :P Well, I misexplained it actually, I would be happy when the other fonts are in the style of Hancock-font, a futuristic one :P
Let's ask Hybrid to upload your final cover, I'm real curious how your re-making worked out! And no problem, I'm always curious what the choices are from other cover designers!
Thanks a lot for your answer! I will try to explain my choices (try because my english.. well ;)). My covers were serious in a first time (it's powerful, for me) and funny in a second time. Sure, i don't put that (Haunting, powerful..) if the covers did for a commercial rush ;). As this Oorlogswinter. A cover i never saw until then (and i can't read german too lol). So no influence. Anyway, the purpose wasn't to be revolutionary ;)
For "the haunting complete recording", there is a little mistake, "Recordings" need to be in the same way as the others words like "complete". I made another cover, but Hybrid didn't change the first one ;). For the rest, "powerful music by john powell", i changed too (just a little), but not really as you could hope ;). For "Hancock", i put the official font, title. So no change from me. Not my fonts. I like it like that. I changed only shadow, etc.. and for finish, i prefer that cover to all the others i saw, but it's personal, you know ;).
You're right, it's good to see/make a simple clean cover, but it's my major problem, i can't do that most of the time. I need to grind up all the stuff in my head lol. It's often confused but i treat myself lol.
Yeah, I didn't wanna be the first to say...but I guess I'll follow up on the last post. The front cover really sucks! This is not "The Haunting Complete Recordings!" It wasn't even composed by the same guy, lol! I don't know how this'll be though...the original release was plenty for me. Prolly still check it out.
The front cover maker doesn't know anything about fonts too! And about the haunting-thing, like the Dutch did the same for the score of Oorlogswinter ''door de wereldberoemde componist Pino Donaggio'', ''by the world famous composer Pino Donaggio.'' That's for losers :P
Why not ? it's just correponded to my sentiment in that moment. Dark' seems to have a good answer, maybe he's not with me, but anyway, why i cound't ? But i don't why i answer to an anonymous person... that's haunting!!
Well, I didn't know the cover was meant ironic, I thought it was a serious one. If the cover was serious, your read what I said about Oorlogswinter... this is something like that with that powerful etc :P since the music of that ilm sucked, I don't take those things on a cover serious anymore.
About your fonts, you use italic and normal font and (small) capitals in a strange way. There should be some system. Also, Hancock is in a futuristic font, I don't find a serif font fitting. I would go for a sans serif font or a futuristic font. And I would use all italic, or none italic or music by italic and john powell normal. I like a simple clean cover. And I dont like the photo either... I would go for something more subtle. You used a very good photo for Children of Glory btw. But this is my opinion, nothing personal. Oh, I make covers myself too, simple ones, but I'm not unexperienced, so you're not getting an opinion from someone who never made a cover ;-)