For this assignment we had to create and album cover and website for an artist of our choice. I choose RY X and his most recent album “Dawn” since its one of my favorite albums ever. Ry Cuming better known as RY X is an Australian singer songwriter and musician, his genre of music varies between alternative, rock and pop, one of his hit single “Howling” was featured in the movies Taken 3 and Everything, Everything, making him gain a lot of popularity in the last two years.
I decided to do a Vinyl version of the album for my print component, it took me 3 days to complete the cover and back cover of my album plus the booklet, I already had an idea of what I wanted my album to look like so it was pretty easy to put the design together afterwards. I wanted my print and web components to be consistent in terms of design, color palette, imagery and fonts so I ended up using the same fonts and palette for both of my album and web.
I wanted my album cover to look quite unique so I went to Photoshop and played around with some effects and double exposure to get the results you see in my final cover, then I matched the colors of my images to the ones of the color palette I already created so everything looked consistent.
This part of the project was the most difficult for me to do because even though I’m average at coding trying to get my website to look the way I wanted it to look was a one of the hardest task. I began by mocking up and wire framing my website so I knew how to place all my elements later, that helped me visualize how everything was going to look, basically I was making my life a little bit simpler by knowing my limitations and knowing what I could and couldn’t do in terms of design to code. Then after I had my whole design mocked up I went in and cropped and resized all of the images I was going to use to have all of my files ready to code in. The most difficult part was trying to figure out the column system and alignments in my sections, since I wanted everything to look quite clean and minimalistic It was a must for me that every section and objet aligned perfectly with the rest of the other elements and the entire site. Here’s a link to the website if you want to check it out RYX
I’m really proud of myself for finishing this project, to be honest I found it easier than I thought it was going to be, I know I want to keep practicing my code since it is still kind of difficult for me but overall I’m happy with how my project turned out.