Manga, games, dvd cover artwork and packaging design

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In dependece on my last post about the beautiful special edition packaging of Mizkan Vinegar I wanted to share some manga, anime and dvd artworks with you. As you may already know the cover designs are usually not done by the artists of the products themselves. There are a huge number of different graphic design firms out there who specialized in this kind of work. Unfortunately there is only few packaging design featured in this book (which is pretty awesome nonetheless). Each page is dedicated to a different firm featuring their artwork and even including the tools they use. All adobe products with no exceptions. Never would have thought that the whole industry is using the exact same tools.

I’m currently trying to learn some designing basics with Sketch which I bought on the recommendation of my good buddy Sebastian (who is also resonsible for the technical side of things at Japanese Tease). Everything he touches becomes pure programming gold. When my current semester is finally over I’ll watch some tutorial videos to make my own banners for the blog. Always liked likd it when other bloggers promoted some content of theirs with a nice graphic. Maybe I’ll even get some inspiration for a logo update from this marvelous book. All the fonts in there should be enough to give you inspiartion for a couple projects alone.

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  • Buy Cover designs for Japanese Anime/Games/Manga/Light Novels at amazon.com
    If you buy the book through my link, I’ll get a small referral fee which will be used to buy even more awesome books for review.
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  • Ich find’s ziemlich spannend, wie viel Aufwand man eigentlich nur für die “Verpackung” eines Produktes hergeben muss, damit ein Konsument überhaupt darauf aufmerksam wird. Es kommt bei einigen ja auf die Komposition der Illustrationen im Verhältnis zum Text, da beides ja nicht all zu viel vom eigentlichen Produkt preisgeben sollen. Das Ziel ist ja, dass man die Sache im nach hinein dann erwirbt.

    Des Weiteren find ich am Buch an sich sehr schön, dass angegeben wird, mit welchen Programmen die jeweiligen Designer arbeiten.
    Sehr sehr schön! :)

    • Finde ich auch super. Haben zwar (leider) von Graphik Programmen überhaupt keine Ahnung, aber es ist dennoch ein schöner touch.
      Vor allem die ganzen Cover von Monster mal nebeneinander zu sehen, fand ich richtig cool. Wisst gar nicht, dass alle zusammen ein großes Ganzes ergeben.