CD cover: Sundays in Paris

lena_nataliaA native of Chicago, Lena Natalia recently returned to the U.S. after living in Paris, France, for several years. Lena Natalia brings a fresh, new sound to Modern Classical music with her emotionally-evocative and minimalist piano melodies.

Her debut album, SUNDAYS IN PARIS, a collection of original modern classical piano melodies, was released in November 2015; the title track from the album recently won the award for BEST INSTRUMENTAL SONG in the 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards held in Los Angeles in April 2016.

In June 2016, SUNDAYS IN PARIS  was awarded Gold Medals for BEST ALBUM and MINIMALIST PIANO MELODIES by the Global Music Awards. 

We have designed the cover for this Album. Although we had presented Lena with many designs based on original pictures we had taken ourselves in Paris, Lena wanted us to use a picture of a city view she has taken while she lived in Paris.  A picture that was of a lesser quality we were used to work with and that needed a lot of retouching, like removing cables in front of buildings, making cars in the street les prominent, changing angles of chimneys, changing colour of sky to create more atmosphere, and more…

It is easy to delete cables visible in the sky, but when it comes to delete them from buildings many designers will face problems with this because the deleted parts need to be refilled with the original background. This is not easy to do when the cables were visible over structured walls and windows. But we managed to do so by zooming in and redraw every missing line and object in detail by hand. A time consuming activity but with a positive result. You can’t tell where the cables were.

We wish Lena a lot of ongoing succes and hope to work with her again in the future.
This is wat she wore about us:

 

Maryna has been a delight to work with on this project. She is talented, thoughtful and seems personally invested in successfully seeing a project through to its best result possible. She provided not only a wide variety of ideas for consideration, but was also able to see details that others may not have, which translated into a better overall final product. Maryna is also extremely responsive and was willing to make any changes I needed in order to meet the final specs by deadline. She is wonderful to work with and I am very happy to have had her expertise on this!

Lena Natalia USA (CD Sundays in Paris)

Website of Lena Natalia: http://www.lenanatalia.com/

Visit our site to see more CD covers: www.marydes.eu

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