History:Miscellaneous Production Relationship Type/Artwork Proposal

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Status: This page describes an active advanced relationship proposal and is not official.



Proposal number: RFC-Unassigned
Champion: None
Current status: Unknown



Cover art-related Relationships proposal

I propose a few enhancements to the general "cover art" category; the current three relationships are (in my experience) not very pliable to what's actually on many covers (i.e., on the covers I've seen).

First, I suggest to group all such roles under a general "artwork" category. (Or class, I don't know which is the preferred term.)

Below is a list of roles that should be in the category. The list contains the previously existing relationships (I assume they were added for good reasons), and a few more that I encountered on covers. Anyone who has encountered others should add them here. The list is hierarchical, I believe that's possible, right?

  • artist or URL provided art direction on release or track
  • release or track has art direction by artist or URL
  • artist or URL provided design for release or track
  • release or track has design by artist or URL (this is broken from "art design / illustration", I don't see why they should be together.)
    • artist or URL provided graphic design on release or track
    • release or track has graphic design by artist or URL
    • artist or URL provided executive design on release or track
    • release or track has executive design by artist or URL
    • artist or URL provided layout for release or track
    • release or track has layout by artist or URL
  • artist or URL provided artwork for release or track
  • release or track has artwork by artist or URL
    • artist or URL provided cover art for release or track
    • release or track has cover art by artist or URL
    • artist or URL provided illustration for release or track
    • release or track has illustration by artist or URL (this is broken from "art design / illustration", I don't see why they should be together.)
    • artist or URL provided photography for release or track
    • release or track has photography by artist or URL
    • artist or URL provided front cover painting for release or track
    • release or track has front cover painting by artist or URL
  • I've actually seen this on a release wiki:release:36cbbb31-c6eb-4452-b072-d495f4faa309; other similar albums (where the same artist created painted artwork from the cover) had only "cover art by". I don't see any harm adding "painting" -- it's the same with photography and illustration -- but if we multiply this for any back/front cover, booklet, etc., this could become huge. See the "Domains" proposal below.
  • artist or URL provided typography for release or track
  • release or track has typography by artist or URL
  • artist or URL provided cover/artwork concept for release or track
  • release or track has cover/artwork concept by artist or URL
  • I don't know if it's worth it to differentiate these two, but I'm wary of another "art design/illustration" problem, so it may be a good idea to separate them.