Posted by: merlinjones Posted on: November 16, 2005, 08:52:43 AM
Hmmm.... I'm breathlessly looking forward to your text, but - for me - it's too bad the book cover design doesn't have the same midcentury modern high-end graphic styling reminiscent of the best Disneyland/Vista Record Covers of the golden age.
I'm sure you were limited by the non-use of Disney imagery, but cool graphic styling of the 40-60's can evoke Walt Disney Productions and Disneyland by itself.
This approach seems a bit condescending to the subject, not something pretty for the coffee table or retro-hipster friends, who might expand the base for this product. I would hoped to have seen something more along the lines of the Disneyland/Vista Walt Disney's Music Cavalcade, Fantasia or Tutti's Trumpets covers if a "retro" aesthetic such as this were desired by marketing.
Just a friendly marketing opinion for you from a key demo.