I finally got a chance to create the first prototype cover for this project.
We decided to go with a cover design that doesn't require people who submit covers to do much extra work when creating the cover-- which means, the back and front of the covers are oriented sideways.
Everyone pretty much agreed they wanted the original box art, and it would make submitting covers much much easier. The only change you have to make is to add a small spine n64 logo. anyway, here's the first prototype:
This will print at the proper size of the mediashelving cases -- I hope. I haven't had a chance to print it myself like I wanted, because it's 11:00 pm and I left my legal size paper in another city.
What do you guys think? Comments/suggestions? Print it out if you like, esp. if you want to see how it fits into a Mediashelving case.
1 issue I wanted to ask about was this:
When sizing the spine, I was left with 2 options. One, to include all of the spine art, thus giving 2 n64 logos. Or to cut out the boxart's n64 logo in favor of the red wrap-around one. The problem with cutting it off is it kind of stretches the boxart spine a little.. sort of, squeezes it in a bit. With the original n64 logo in, as well as the red one, it fits normally. Let me post an example:
You can see that the spine art is the proper ratio, but it gives 2 n64 logos. Kind of redundant. I'm thinking we should stick with the first image I posted...
Unless we come up with a better idea. I mean, it stretches it just a little
bit. Hardly noticeable.
If everyone likes the top image, and think we should go with that, then I can post the resolution and sizes of the front/back and spine, as well as some useful images such as the red n64 spine logo and some icon images (like 1-Player etc).