Album cover art for digital album release.
Cover text should include:
The Dan LaMaestra Trio
NOTES TO DESIGNER:
The music is jazz with an edge, classic jazz and elements of modern styles....virtuoso jazz piano. NOT smooth jazz or jazz for your grandparents:) But even they might like some of it!
I like roman coins, image of a coin...or something similar and compelling to the eye. "Meditations" is also the title of a famous book by stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius, and many covers through the years of that book feature a coin, or a symbol of some sort like that. Would be worth checking some out on a search engine...
I like the "Trajan" typeface, and if possible...a version of that typeface that has missing lines in the letters....so it's like a modern "nod" to the classic roman look....this missing lines thing is very important...creativity with this could make it all come together for me.
I like the idea of a stone like background maybe....cracked stone? Background....not too obvious or distracting....but if that distracts from the images and text....then I could do without.
Not sure about using pictures on the cover....I prefer those to be "inside" the eventual printed ecojacket and on the website.
But I will send just so you have some. If you wish to hear some of my other music, there is some at http://www.danlamaestra.com
Covers I like: Most by Windham Hill records, Enja Records....joe henderson "double rainbow", other verve records release from the 1990-2005 era. They were on to something. I swear the cover art helped me experience the music in a special way!!!
I love the art of kandinsky, abstract stuff, and one of my fave paintings is "The Fighting Temeraire" By W Turner....
Finally....I am a HUGE fan of the idea of 90 percent simple design...with ten percent of the design somehow being eye catching and interesting
Like a white cover with basic text...and then a super detailed drawing of something in the corner or top or bottom or whatever....less is more.
Text on a curve and playing with letters and lines can be cool.