Last year, designer Paul Sahre designed the cover art for a series of singles from They Might Be Giants‘ new album, “Join Us,” and featured a monster-truck style hearse (in pink nonetheless) on one of the four advance singles. To promote the band’s impending 2012 tour, Sahre was asked Continue reading →
The above music video is more than just that, it’s both an art project and a tribute to the power of album cover design. The video was conceptualized by Portugal-based design shop, Cãoceito, who produce DIY CD packaging in small batches with very interesting results. I Need Nothing warrants multiple viewings as there are plenty of references to Continue reading →
While the format here is quite standard, I really like the use of type and color
in combination with the screenprinted feel. This packaging was created by Two
Arms Inc. for the Swiss rock band, Favez. Yes, apparently the Swiss do rock.
Salon.com and design blog, Imprint, have posted an excellent case study of graphic designer Simone Rubi and her design process for Feist’s 2007 album, The Reminder. Simone, a designer and musician herself, was flown to Paris to collaborate with Feist
and photographer Mary Rozzi, and together, they researched, experimented and Continue reading →
On July 12th, Incubus will release their latest album, “If Not Now, When?” To give fans an advance look at their new cover art, the band has created a puzzle that requires codes from several different music sites to remove the pieces. Sites involved in the contest are listed on the Incubus puzzle site. You can also get a head start over at Noisecreep.
UK record label Ministry of Sound is behind the acclaimed Masterpiece Series – special edition CDs featuring legends from the world of music. Barcelona-based illustrator, Berto Martinez is behind the amazing watercolor art used for a few of the recent releases.
Blonde Redhead’s latest release, Penny Sparkle, was given the special-edition treatment by Brooklyn design shop, Triboro Design Solutions. In addition to cover art and packaging, Triboro developed a complete platform of products that successfully share the design aesthetic established by the CD. It’s a great example of how a brand is strengthened by Continue reading →
From the mighty Aesthetic Apparatus, Minnesota’s infamous purveyors of hand-crafted poster art, comes an advanced look at the work they have completed for Cake’s forthcoming release, Showroom of Compassion. The album and its cover will be shipping in January.
Kate Moross is a 24 year-old designer based in London and has been cranking out geometric goodness for her music label, Isomorph Records, since 2007. Talented in several areas of design, Kate’s portfolio includes logos, magazine covers and websites -
all with a distinctive look and feel that makes her one of the most outstanding
designers I’ve come across in quite some time.