16 Oct Interactive Zinkplaat CD cover by Fanakalo
Latest work from the guys over at Fanakalo. The concept is a CD cover that you can scratch-off to reveal the design underneath
Zinkplaat is an Afrikaans pop-rock-blues-fusion band from South Africa. The name Zinkplaat is the Afrikaans word for corrugated metal. This, their fourth album comes shrink-wrapped with a scratch-off ink layer on the front and back, as well as a guitar pick to scratch the ink off with. The album’s name ‘Mooi Besoedeling’ translates to ‘Beautiful Polution’.
Their brief was to create an universal artwork that didn’t form one central image, plastered on the front, which serves as a metaphor for the album title. We responded by creating a colourful collage that represents the band’s various diverse influences coming together to create something new. The silver scratch-off ink resembles corrugated metal and we also designed the actual disc to have the unpressed silver form part of the design. We leave the concept open to interpretetation as it can be read as the silver layer being polution or the fact that by scratching off the ink you ‘damage’ your packaging. We believe this is a very good functional solution to the fact that a simplistic clean cd cover design stands out most from all the clutter on a store shelf, yet is very boring once bought. We leave the concept open to interpretation, as it can be read as the silver layer being polution or the fact that by scratching off the ink you ‘damage’ your packaging. However one wants to read the album as a concept, at least it’s very interactive seeing as people seem to love the scratch-off ink…