The physical CD is still alive and many music lovers care for it. They expect an informative booklet and precise information about the recording. Yet, if many labels are fulfilling such an expectation, they also care for an attractive presentation of cover and back-cover. Unfortunately, while leaving the back-cover to designers, things often get out of control.

Designers seldom count among the most practically thinking people and so a lot of information is dropped. Far too often they choose colours, fonts and font sizes that prevent anybody from easily reading the text. Far too often, the back-cover does no longer show a precise track listing and track timing, thus the most important information if you are track hopping.

Dear label managers, not everything is about design, think practical!

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