BLANCO Y NEGRO Design & Branding EYE-CATCHING SERIES - VOL.3 by J. Walter Thompson Barcelona

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Industry Records & Cinema Production
Media Design & Branding
Market Spain
Agency J. Walter Thompson Barcelona
Art Director Javier Lorés
Released September 2009

Credits & Description

Category: Clothing, Sports, Leisure & Recreation
Advertiser: BLANCO Y NEGRO
Date of First Appearance: Oct 16 2009 12:00AM
Entrant Company: JWT SPAIN, Barcelona, SPAIN
Art Director: Javier Lorés (JWT)
Media placement: Record Sleeves - Music Stores - 16 October 2009

Describe the challenges and key objectives
Because we are dealing with a collection of the same music style, we decided to create a uniform basic pattern for all the covers. That way the layout of the different elements (artist, title, reference number, credits etc) is always the same.

Describe the brief from the client
Vendetta Records is a sub-label of the Blanco y Negro record company, specialists in house music. Since this style quickly changes, Vendetta has to continually bring out new vinyl maxi-singles. From the graphics point of view this demands a flexible cover design at an economic price.

Describe how you arrived at the final design
The proposed design is minimalist, clean and eye-catching using geometric lines. Despite its simplicity and use of few colors, it has satisfactorily managed to create a coherent image. THE NOZBOYZ. SO COLD. This cover design demanded a touch of class in keeping with the style of music, which verges on the elite. By using gold ink we’ve given it a top quality look. And then the contrast with the white and especially the black adds the right touch of elegance and exclusivity. JOHN DAHLBACK. We were trying to transmit the strength of the music on this cover. So we opted for a clear symbol of sound power: sound graphics with very sharp angles.

Give some indication of how successful the outcome was in the market
We made an extreme difference compared with our competitors since we developed design style that led the target audience towards our product. It also gave a chance for the artist to sell his record.