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Seaworthy – 1897, Map In Hand

Author: Colin | Published: 28/11/09

Seaworthy

Seaworthy

Seaworthy

Seaworthy

Seaworthy

Artist Seaworthy
Title 1897, Map In Hand
Label 12k
Year 2005, 2009
Designer Taylor Deupree
Music Electro-acoustic, ambient
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Notes 12k’s design ethos courtesy of label boss/musician/designer Taylor Deupree is typically understated, but beautifully presented.

See also: Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand: Camera Lucida

Record covers. On Stamps.

Author: Colin | Published: 23/11/09
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This one’s been setting the blogosphere aflame. That may be why we’ve not really had the energy to mention it here, though of course it’s deeply relevant to our cause. Sorry, did someone ask what our cause is? It’s celebrating the amazing designs of Cold Play and Pink Floyd silly!

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Here’s the link to the Guardian slideshow.

Splitting Adam, a holographic cover

Author: Colin | Published: 21/11/09
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This is a very unusual design by Jeff Harrison

CD packaging for the band “Splitting Adam”. The concept surrounds a fictitious character named Adam and his internal struggle with an audio triggered bipolar disorder. The cover splits Adam to reveal inside his head, a 3D animated hologram which morphs from a passive lamb into an aggressive ape. The cd and insert artwork documents Adam’s mental state along with vital stats and final prognosis.

The photo of Adam was created using combination of all 5 band members photos. Each band member needed to be shot in rotation which was used as the basis to create the smooth animated sequence. The packaging dieline was developed custom for this project and the hologram manufactured in Russia.

See more pictures on Jeff Harrison’s Flickr page

Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words

Author: Colin | Published: 21/11/09
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Artist Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words
Title Lost in Reflections; Fall, Fall, Falling…; No Words
Label Various
Year 2000s
Designer Thomas Ekelund
Music Dark, foreboding, highly atmospheric
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Notes Thomas Ekelund was kind enough to send us a variety of work that he’s done under the Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words name. Everything from button badges to stickers, 7″ and 12″ vinyl to cassettes and CDs are here. There’s a striking consistency across the different media that provides an entirely appropriate counterpart to Ekelund’s music which you can listen to on Virb.

At last – Ghostbox does vinyl!

Author: Colin | Published: 17/11/09
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It’s been a long time coming, but you can bet we’ll be ordering one of these and featuring it here in due course. Full details on the Fact website. Okay, just gone to Ghost Box website and we’re going to have to be patient – it’s not out ’til February 2010. Sigh.

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Author: Colin | Published: 15/11/09
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The 5 Years of Hyperdub compilation has been a favourite of ours recently. We also rate the urban guerilla sleeve design highly, finding parallels between its dressed down minimalism and the loveliness of the Designers Republic’s functional LP5 design for Autechre. Both are on our list to feature in future. Turns out the designer for the Hyperdub release is Manuel Sepulveda whose work for Warp we mentioned not so long ago. Anyway, he got in touch as he has a site up which you can visit here.

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