AS we had a preliminary talk with the artist before the photo shooting for the album, we can continue directly with our work. This is clearly an advantage of the "from a single source" principle. A deeper look at the photos is necessary and it is helpful to show the artist his photos personally to find out which he likes and which he could imagine as an album cover. It is helpful if the artist does not get the photos in advance by e-mail or, in the worst case, by WhatsApp, because WhatsApp compresses images and therefore the quality suffers due to the transfer of the image. Show the pictures to the artist in the best possible quality on the specially brought, before tested and loaded tablet.
For an appropriate choice the type of album is of importance, but also general aspects of the design must not be disregarded - this contradicts itself? Yes - it should be. The album should look as it is intended by the artist, should please him, encourage customers to buy, address the future customers and also realize their own ideas of an album, which they imagine than an album of such a music genre should be like and yet do not get lost in the stream of the mass of albums. In other words, everyone should like it. But how do you make the artist and the unknown mass of buyers like it? It is helpful to know the "laws" and aids of design, such as the Golden Spiral or the Golden Section, and use these as arguments against some of the crudest of artist's ideas.
To clarify that I show in advance in comparison four image bases for a cover, which I have selected from the set of images.