User Avatar Image

SoMI / SoMI:SE DVD case boxart

posted by Chyron8472 on - last edited - Viewed by 459 users

Can you guys make DVD case art (front, back and spine) for The Secret of Monkey Island or The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition?

I can find artwork from the original Purcell-drawn box for the front and back, but not the spine (not from running a google image search anyway.) Also, I don't believe back or spine artwork exists yet for SMI:SE (though for the front, I much prefer the art Parabolee made over the official one.)


Okay, so here's the deal. I've made an offline installer for SMI:SE in the interest of having a hardcopy on DVD-R, for which I plan on putting together a DVD case to place it in. However, I'm not that great at making or photoshopping the art for the label so I kinda need help. Also, I thought you guys might have fun with it.

So far as I've gathered, the dimensions for a DVD case label are:

Overall:

[LIST]
[*]Height = 7.25in = 184.15mm
[*]Width = 10.3125in (105/16 in) = 261.9375mm
[/LIST]
Front/Back

[LIST]
[*]Width = 5.125in (101/8 in) = 130.175mm
[/LIST]
Spine

[LIST]
[*]Width = 0.6875in (11/16in)= 17.4625mm
[/LIST]

19 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • @MusicallyInspired said: Just replace the screenshots yourself. If you're gonna take on a big project like this, go all the way.

    I am. I'll post photos/screenies of the finished product when I'm done.

  • Nah, don't take me too seriously here... we're all friends :)

  • there's some somi:se stuff you can use for your dvd-cover on lucasarts.com (thx to laserschwert, without him i wouldn't have found it)

    http://www.lucasarts.com/company/vip/monkeyisland.html

  • My thanks to Parabolee, MusicallyInspired and Cyphox (and by extension, Laserschwert.)


    I think I may be finished for now. It looks decent, I guess, but it's hard to tell when I critique my own work. I am quite satistfied with the result, though.

    I do still need to print the labels and physically attach them, however I don't have the proper supplies on hand to do so, so I'm going to visit FedexKinko's today to see if they can print it out on the proper material.... Here's hoping that the folding lines match up to the case. =)

    Case:
    somidvdboxart1.png


    Disc:
    dialapirate1.png


    Zipped large versions:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/jnwu3dznzoy/somise_dvdboxart.zip

  • Nice work. If you want to make it more like the original I would recommend using these three screengrabs. "Participate in complex and meaningful dialogue"
    3741334860_b3dbe61494.jpg


    "Visit Interesting Places and Steal Stuff"
    MI-1.jpg


    "Experience the never-ending lightlife of Melee Island".
    [Picture too large to imbed]

  • I went to FedExKinko's, and they took one look at both images and said that they couldn't print them out: 1) because they both have copyright info written on them and 2) they said even if the images didn't have copyright info on them, they still look too professional to not be questionable. Hmph. I just want one or two fricken DVD case inserts and disc labels. -.- I'm not selling it for a profit nor defaming anyone. Not to mention I do actually own a copy of the game.

    Anyways, I went to Office Depot to see if they had supplies for me to do it myself (though my printer is currently out of commission so idk whose color printer I would use,) and ended up asking questions to the girl behind the Copy/Print counter. I didn't show her the images at that time, but she said that so long as they didn't have copyright stuff written on them, then they would probably be fine. So... I went back and edited the images to remove the copyright text, just in case they'd turn me down (I didn't really want to, but when the price is $4 for them to do it, versus however much quite a bit more money for me end up buying extra supplies I won't use, what other choice do I have?) When I gave them the images, they printed it all right up and it looks great.

    Please people don't flame or sue me for removing the copyright wording.


    Here are the images of the box:

    hpim0559u.jpghpim0558.jpghpim0556.jpg

    I'll update this post when I put the label on the disc, but until then, here is the sheet it's on. Note that I have removed the center section on one of them to show more of what will appear on the disc. (Yes, the guy did print them a bit too large and slightly off center, but it still looks great so I'm not complaining.)

    hpim0560.jpg

  • That looks nice! Almost want one myself :). However, I would suggest that you edit the cd label and throw a soft glow behind the logo as it's hard to read. But it's your disc so if you don't care then I guess it doesn't matter.

  • The case looks nice, but the disc label is not so nice. The logo is just slapped right on top of everything and looks a bit messy. Not trying to be mean or anything, just giving some criticism. :)

    Edit:
    I did this quick little shopping of the SE banner to remove the I, since I thought it looked kind of weird on the spine. It's not perfect, but it's good enough to not be noticeable when shrunken down to that size. :p
    http://shodanfreeman.angelfire.com/sebanner.png

  • Yeah =\

    I did spend a lot of more time on the case than on the disc label. I may change it later, but for now...

    hpim0563.png


    I used both labels, in case one of them attached better.

    ...I've discovered that indeed some disc labels are better than others. The label I used had one big hole in the center. What I know I should use in the future is a label with a small hole cut inside a larger hole inside the outer area (it would work better with my second attempt.)

    The first attempt at attaching one of the labels messed up at first (though I fixed it) because I followed the application instructions on the margin of the label sheet. What it says is to use excess outer edges (label guides) to line up the label on the inside of a cd jewel case. This didn't really work well for me because when I removed the first label from the backing, it curved in the middle a bit, so it didn't align right when applied at first. I corrected my mistake by carefully removig the label and reapplying it using my technique for the second label.

    When I was at Office Depot, I saw a cd label kit that came with an empty cd spindle (such as how caseless blank discs are packaged.) I didn't buy that kit, though it gave me an idea: I already own a spindle of blank CD-R's, which I can use to line up a cd label on, upside down, and drop a disc onto the sticky side from above it. This worked a whole lot better than the instructions on the label sheet I bought, though it would have worked more easily and perhaps lined up better if I had used labels that had smaller holes also, not just big ones, for using the spindle itself as a guide.

    You may notice that the labels aren't exactly lined up, but I tried to line up the label with the outer edges of a disc below it rather than the center. Oh well, it's a learning experience.

  • @Chyron8472 said: When I was at Office Depot, I saw a cd label kit that came with an empty cd spindle (such as how caseless blank discs are packaged.) I didn't buy that kit, though it gave me an idea: I already own a spindle of blank CD-R's, which I can use to line up a cd label on, upside down, and drop a disc onto the sticky side from above it. This worked a whole lot better than the instructions on the label sheet I bought, though it would have worked more easily and perhaps lined up better if I had used labels that had smaller holes also, not just big ones, for using the spindle itself as a guide.

    I used to work in a rental video store, and I labeled every DVD we got in with a special tool. Using a spindle of blank CDs is second best after having that tool (which is similar, but made especially for it, so works much better), but it works best with the labels that only have the small hole rather than a big one.

    ...which might be why you said that's the kind you needed.

Add Comment