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Posted at 18:10 on September 7th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Most cover designs of music albums, movies, games, and books are crap, I know. However, I think there are some that are really well made, either because they really suit the actual content or because they have an "artistic" value. So, has there ever been a packing that you found striking for a certain reason (design, pictures, texts...)?
Posted at 18:35 on September 7th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hmm.... you actually got me at a loss there - can't think of any particular cover I really marvelled at :( In general though, I don't like covers to be just like a part of the contents. For example for movies, it shouldn't just be the face of the lead character, for computer games, it shouldn't be in-game graphics (no matter how technically genius they are), for CDs, it shouldn't be just a photo of the group or the artist. I like a cover to be original, referring to what you'll find 'inside', sure, but in some way more striking, maybe even provoking. And that is the purpose of a cover anyway: getting attention ;)

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Posted at 20:22 on September 7th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Thinking about it and what you said Mr C. The game silver if anyone knows it has quite a good cover or at least I like it and the game Majesty which has a pair of hands holding a castle implying that you hold the kingdom in your hands.
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Posted at 20:23 on September 7th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Heres the majesty one
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Posted at 02:47 on September 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I always liked the box from Beneath a Steel Sky, it was plain black with a silver picture in the middle, so simple that it made we want to buy the game to see what it was about.
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Posted at 02:52 on September 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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[no direct image links to sites which don't allow this -Mr Creosote]

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Posted at 07:23 on September 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Probably my favourite cover, from one of my favourite albums ever:
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Posted at 18:56 on September 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Dizzy: Well, that's one of the true classics... ;) However, I honestly admit that I never fully understood the cover picture, if it has some "deeper meaning" at all. Who knows...

One of my all-time favourites is surely the "Suffer" cover by Bad Religion (from 1988). Actually, it doesn't need many words to be described, but it perfectly shows that conditions that seem normal to most people can cause hate of others. :pain:
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Posted at 19:18 on September 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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There, happy now? :P
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Posted at 19:29 on September 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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I don't really have a favorite cover but this one is one of the nicer ones I've seen IMHO
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Posted at 03:35 on September 9th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by Delos at 21:18 on September, 8th 2002:

There, happy now? :P
You shouldn't take this so lightly! Counting the old forum, I've warned you five times about this now - this is not something you should shrug off just like that :angry:
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