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Warp20

Author: Colin | Published: 26/9/09

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Artist Various
Title Warp20
Label Warp
Year 2009
Designer Art direction and design: YES, Photography: Dan Holdsworth
Music Warped
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Notes Package contents: 192 page catalogue, 5 CDs, 5 10″ records.

If you want to see the standard package shots, please visit the relevant page on the Warp website. We thought we’d focus on a few details instead. Of course it’s those details which really make the design – the embossed text on the vinyl sleeves, the enlarged curve that makes it easier to remove the CD from its mount, the voters’ messages. It’s a superb package, a gift to all the stalwart Warp fans out there. I hope by now I’ve made up for taping the label’s initial releases while a penniless art student (Kenny Larkin, Autechre, the Artificial Intelligences) by the number of albums and singles I’ve bought since…

It’s difficult to choose a single favourite aspect of the design of Warp20, but it’s either the large sheet of comments and the listener’s vote disc or it’s the choice of 10″ format (I love the size, it’s such a human dimension somehow) or it could be the luxurious binders for the CDs. No, wait, it must be the catalogue covering every release or… Well, you get the picture. The Mobius strip is a lovely implementation, very true to the foundation of the label in the mind-bending innovations of Aphex and Autechre. And it reminds me just a little bit of the mysterious shape on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s Presence. Can’t help just a little sadness at the absence of Warp’s definitive Designers Republic, but YES have delivered a stunning piece of design and a real labour of love. Which reminds me, we really must feature some more Warp releases on Hard Format. In the meantime, you can see:

Autechre: Quaristice
Beans: Now Soon Someday
Boards of Canada: Geogaddi
Autechre: EP7


Comments

  1. [...] ● 再來推薦一次,如果喜歡平面或者唱片包裝設計的朋友,Hardformt絕對是一個不可多得的好站。先前介紹過讓大家口水直流的Warp20,在上面也已經有多張誘人的細部照片。從黑膠封面的浮字印刷到基座上方便取出CD的圓弧曲線,通通都是設計者勞心勞力的結晶,雖然過往負責Warp大多數封面設計的Designers Republic已經結束營運,但YES靠著這套作品展現出來的完整銜接能力,似乎讓人能夠稍稍少了幾分惋惜。 [...]

    Pingback by Warp20 細部照片 at 填鴨教室 — September 28, 2009 @ 12:39 pm
  2. Beautiful.

    Comment by Theodore — September 29, 2009 @ 3:26 pm
  3. Massive;]

    Comment by Endie — September 29, 2009 @ 6:47 pm
  4. [...] part 1 went online, I note that Hard Format has given his copy the once over and produced some very nice images that make my efforts look supremely amatuerish. Whilst not as luxuriant in the photo department, [...]

    Pingback by Warp20 Box Set Part 2 « Barkertrax — September 30, 2009 @ 8:24 pm
  5. [...] Wire, and as Colin does the full packaging-porn thing in glorious depths over at the ever-essential Hard Format, there isn’t a lot left for me to say. Truth be told, I’m not a die-hard fan of the [...]

    Pingback by Warp20 Box Set (Warp) « mapsadaisical — October 3, 2009 @ 1:10 am
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