BODY SPACE x 10 SOCIAL DISEASES = THE UNCONVENTIONAL CD COVER DESIGN OF “innerSpace”
“innerSpace”, as an indie electronic band, E.S.O.a.C (Empty Space On a Chessboard)’s second album’s title, is the main theme of the CD cover design. The composition’s concept of “innerSapce” devised by E.S.O.a.C represents the space inside of a human body, and each title of the songs portrays different diseases or symptoms reflecting current social phenomenon or problems associated to living organs as a metaphor. Following the fundamental concept, the exclusive graphics of cover design are generated accordingly matching each song’s title as well as the music. Unlike the typical expectation of sickness and glitches usually visualized with darkness and depression, the design interprets radically in the opposite manner showing extremely aesthetics and delightfulness. Besides, instead of using the images or forms of the organs literally, pure geometries and swarm particle system were abstractly created/generated, and in a sense, ironically revealing the beauty of the negativity to catch customers’ eyes.
SUPERIMPOSITION EFFECT = MULTIPLE CHOICES OF THE CD COVER DESIGN
Unique from other CD covers mostly accompanied by lyrics booklets, with no lyrics in the music of “innerSpace”, 10 specifically designed graphics were printed on transparent plastic films. Moreover, with this special make-up, superimposition effect can be exceedingly observed. The fun part of the design is that the customers can freely switch the orders of the transparent films to modify/customize their own preferable covers.
THE DESIGN OF THE GRAPHICS = A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME PERFORMANCE
All graphics were generated through digital computational means in a 3D virtual environment, so the same code can result in different outcomes each time. Moreover, since it’s a digital art project, it can be exhibited as an animation or a set of interactive digital form on the screens, not only as a design process but also can be envisioned as living shapes/pets virtually wavering in this “innerSpace” in 10 different frames of the screen.