Szam Findlay – Die Hautfabrik

Author: Colin | Published: 16/11/08

Szam Findlay album cover design

Szam Findlay album cover design

Szam Findlay album cover design

Szam Findlay album cover design

Szam Findlay album cover design

Szam Findlay album cover design

Artist: Szam Findlay
Title: Die Hautfabrik
Label: Todtenschlaf
Year: 2001
Designer: Szam Findlay, Dandilion Schlase, Sculpture: Dandilion Schlase
Type of music: Gothic
Notes: Seemingly in thrall to the dark delights of the Brothers Quay, this is a tactile pleasure in its use of tracing paper, card and metal ring binding. My review of the music is here.


  1. A gem here. Very pecular presentation, I also love the metal ring binding. Musicaly is one of the most strange cd’s I own: dark and sometimes melancholic mix of organic and electronic moods. My privilage again Colin =)

    Comment by Isauro — June 18, 2009 @ 4:27 pm
  2. Agreed and again my pleasure. Did you see my review, I was quite proud of that one when I wrote it.

    Comment by Colin — June 18, 2009 @ 8:24 pm
  3. so many good details in this.

    guys, Colin, Justin, you guys are blowing my mind. this is the exact type of shit i try to follow too, i am too excited to even control my fucking language. adjflj

    as an aspiring designer/visual artist and a lover of physical made objects – these two sensibilities often culminating in music disc packages and books – i feel strongly that albums can very well be books or novels or whole opus’ of storytelling beyond just the songs and music themselves. i mean, yeah, you know this, obviously..

    but i am so so very glad to have found you guys. i would very much like to stay in touch, on the real.

    ahhh! i have to stop looking through and get sleep!


    Comment by waylan — January 27, 2010 @ 2:22 pm
  4. forgot to leave a link. it’s just something to get me back into the practice of blogging before i get the proper one up!

    i also really like the stamped numbers on the last ‘page.’ (were they all numbered?)

    and you have number 000222???? that is so.. magical…

    Comment by waylan — January 27, 2010 @ 2:30 pm
  5. Hello Waylan, very glad to be the source of your excitement/inspiration! If you have any recommendations for work we should cover, please do let us know.

    Comment by Colin — February 8, 2010 @ 1:36 pm


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