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The Café: A Playlist Project

I recently crafted a lifetime-achievement-worthy playlist based loosely around a theme of “The Café”, i.e. songs perfect for listening to with a cup of coffee, on a quiet Sunday morning or Saturday afternoon, basking in sunlight, with a beautiful window view in front of you. Jazzy, smooth, chilled, relaxed, light-hearted and with a tentative sense of time, starting from morning to evening. Perhaps a slight story-telling element, thinking of someone spending the day at a café.

In any case, a brief project, but I’ve decided to do accompanying graphics / posters to conceptualize it and make something of a brand out of this beautiful tracklist. Forgive me for I didn’t source images too carefully and forgot to take notes of credits, so if you would like me to delete or credit them please say. As such, let’s begin with a “teaser” picture if you will… How about the cover for this tentative compilation album?

Cover

Designing a Bookazine Cover

Designing a Bookazine Cover

Here, have this instead of today’s sketch. I spent around 7 hours on it after all.

I’m on work experience at Blaze Publishing at the moment, a magazine publisher’s located near my university. If I don’t upload sketches this week it’s because I’m doing this design stuff, OK? *sweats*

This is a design for a cover of a bookazine (book and magazine) about British guitar-making, what do you think? I did everything from scratch except for using the guitar photo and various textures. Not bad for my first magazine cover, right? *goes in The Portfolio*

Thoughts and criticisms welcome, especially if you’re familiar with the original Acoustic magazine. 🙂