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In these CD covers students used type, color, texture and photography to create eye-catching designs to sell something we all love: music! This project concludes our MUSIC & ART unit. Students learned to think more poetically about the relationship between visual images and sounds. They listened tons of music during the unit, including the score to the Hollywood film The Dark Night, Kind of Blue by jazz legend Miles Davis and of course pop and hip-hop. Graphic designer and professional DJ Matt Rockman visited our class several times to show us how the pros do it. He talked about how to select the perfect photo and special effects for hip-hop and electronic musical styles. He also encouraged us to keep it simple and let the music speak for itself. This assignment was adapted from educator Kris Fontes' photo quilt exercise.