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Old 6th December 2014, 08:42 PM
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I think a huge part of the problem with the font though is they made it white... on a very light section of the photo... and then used a tacky ass drop shadow to make it legible. Even though the font choice itself is still pretty awful, they could've removed at least half the ugly if they'd made it a nice blue or something and got rid of the shadow.

As is, the text reminds me of those movie posters on Netflix where they didn't have a cover, so they just took a random screenshot and slapped some words on it lol. There was very obviously 0 thought put into the typography, and it sucks because stylistically it clashes so much with the actually really nice photos and distracts from them.

Even a generic serif font like Times New Roman, set to a small size and in black, would've looked so much nicer. And that's just as effortless! I just really don't get her design team's taste at all.

Edit: I just looked at the covers again and realized... It's Helvetica, isn't it? Like srsly? No wonder it looks so cheap.
It's Helvetica italic... even worse
Helvetica, as a font, works better on minimalistic pictures, I think.
Or it can works on a majority of pictures when set as bold (like on the cover of Bold&Delicious).
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Old 6th December 2014, 09:22 PM
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I think a huge part of the problem with the font though is they made it white... on a very light section of the photo... and then used a tacky ass drop shadow to make it legible. Even though the font choice itself is still pretty awful, they could've removed at least half the ugly if they'd made it a nice blue or something and got rid of the shadow.
So very this... x_x I think they shoulda moved the photos down so there was more dark space at the top where they could have put the text. That would have looked 1000x nicer.

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Edit: I just looked at the covers again and realized... It's Helvetica, isn't it? Like srsly? No wonder it looks so cheap.
Helvetica has kinda been ayu's designers' go-to font for her forever. (What fans commonly mistake as being Impact on alot of her DVDs is actually Helvetica Bold Condensed) Helvetica is a tricky beast though - you have to use it properly. The thin Helvetica looks gorgeous on the "RAINBOW" cover for example, it doesn't look cheap at all because it's used properly. On many, many other ayu cds, however, that's obviously not the case lol... this included. This should have been just straight thin Helvetica like on RAINBOW and it would have looked MUCH less offensive x_x

EDITED: Tested out my theories.... yeah, this would have been much better. Much less amateurish & cheap at the very least.


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Old 6th December 2014, 10:20 PM
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It's also because the title is too long...
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Old 7th December 2014, 12:56 AM
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I agree she doesn't look like herself but I really like the dress and her hair
Aesthetically it's one of her best covers!! BUT in reality the only thing that matters is whether the songs will be good or not XDDD
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Old 7th December 2014, 01:56 AM
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I've been a fan of hers since she released M. and this is the best f***ing wedding dress she has ever worn. I haven't seen a good cover like this since...i can't remember but it's been a long time hah...i dont mind the font i actually feel like it's her old signature font but in italics haha. ayu keep doing your duck lips, forget the haters! <3
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Old 7th December 2014, 02:47 AM
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...I mean, I don't even remotely get a 'wedding dress' vibe from this.
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Old 7th December 2014, 04:12 AM
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the fonts are just so, so, so, fugly.

anyone who thinks they aren't or tries to "defend" it by shooting down us who can see they're fugly are either really blind or have really bad taste.


but I'm so in love with the photos... praying for inside booklets or something. she looks so much like Sonia Sui
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Feel like buying the single just for the cover heh.
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Old 7th December 2014, 04:36 AM
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About the font issue I think ayumi always have ugly fonts, I only like "five" font and... "guilty"?
Forger about love again plus that bored cover. I REALLY love this covers because it looks professional made.
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Old 7th December 2014, 04:53 AM
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I love her hair so much in the covers <3
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Old 7th December 2014, 05:18 AM
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I don't think it will come with a booklet... right?
Single normally comes with a spread lyric like L single
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Old 7th December 2014, 06:16 AM
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just saw the bigger version one of the music card covers, the standing one, wow she looks creepy but lovely at the same time, she is floating haha.
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Sorry but it looks worse
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Old 7th December 2014, 09:51 AM
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Sorry but it looks worse
No needa say sorry, as I also think it looks shiiiiitty worse than the original.
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Old 7th December 2014, 12:47 PM
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She should just stick with one title only. An ambiguous one like that A, &, M, L will be better. With some effort of course. not blatantly type the word from keyboard. Give some a bit of design.
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Sorry but it looks worse
I was about to say this. xD
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Old 7th December 2014, 01:37 PM
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I was about to say this. xD
I think it would be better to switch position of the writing, bc the long title should be ar the bottom.

but i think the decision of having writing on top AND bottom makes it look cluttered.

having her name just above "zutto..." would be the best decision, imo. Would get rid of the awkward space at the bottom.
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Old 7th December 2014, 04:54 PM
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I love the covers
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Old 7th December 2014, 06:11 PM
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Wow, I didn't expect to be blown away by those covers. Her best in a long time. I agree on the font, though. It really doesn't fit.
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Old 7th December 2014, 06:24 PM
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I only like regular version cover, the rest is meh. I liked You were.../BALLAD covers way better. Those are still my favourite.
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