This is the course website for English 213, Section A, taught by Quinn Warnick at Iowa State University during fall 2008. Please refer to the policy document, found at the top of the center column, for more information about this class. Updates to the syllabus will be posted to this site one week in advance, and any changes to the readings and/or assignments will be reflected in the summaries for each week.
Journal #1: CD Artwork and Liner Notes
1. Why did you select this particular CD?
2. How do the visual elements and the textual elements on the CD case work together? Is the text readable, or is it obscured by the artwork? Do the visual elements tell a story about any of the songs?
3. Do the artwork and liner notes "match" the music on the CD? In other words, if you had never heard of this musical artist, would you be able to get a sense of his/her/its music from looking at the case and reading the notes?
4. How would you improve the layout or design of the case?