[Dixielandjazz] Cd Wrappings

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Sun Aug 9 11:35:21 PDT 2009

I have some limited edition LPs from some local experimental/rock  
bands of the 1990s - they made covers decorated with paper collage -  
each one was different! (Production was about 200 to 300 total, so  
they just sat around a table and had a record-cover-making-party!)

Thinking as a radio DJ - the standard CD  "Jewel Box" is both good and  
bad - they are often very fragile, but they do have that good edge- 
readable spine. I really don't like any kind of sleeve wrapper, unless  
the vital information is also found inside the jewel box - the  
wrappers just seem to get lost over time.

More important than the box - the information is vital: Album and  
Group Name, track titles and accurate times, group members and  
instrumentation, contact info (phone, web site, etc.) should take  
precedence over fancy concepts in graphic design ;-) Easy to read text  
- point size, color contrast and font selection for legibility is good.

If there are any unusual words or names, pronunciation guides would be  
helpful. Yes, we can "look it up" but there often is not time to do so  
in the middle of a program...

Dave RIchoux

On Aug 9, 2009, at 9:48 AM, billsharp wrote:

> I think that the correct answer to the question posed on DJML - -  
> --  "For people producing CDs, which seem to sell best?" - - - is:
> The Cd which sells best is the one that has the best music on it ! ,  
> whether it be wrapped in cardboard, plastic, or tin foil, or last  
> year's Xmas wrapping.
> (Can't you hear a wife saying, "Oh my god George, not THAT Cd! - -  
> it's got a plastic cover.  You know we only buy cardboard!").
> After I exit this email, I'm going to consider what I'll be wrapped  
> in during burial.  Hmmm . . . perhaps a giant CD cover (paper or  
> plastic?)
> Chuckle, chuckle,
> Bill -the-perpetually-cynical -Sharp
> 'A century from now, will this matter?'
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