17 January 2011

Pack shots

The past few years have seen a great burst of elaborate music packaging. Sure, there have always been design-conscious CD journals, screen-printed sleeves and embossed boxes, often celebrated in books such as the Sampler series by Adrian Shaughnessy and Julian House and sites such as Colin Buttimer and Justin Amphlett’s Hardformat.org.

Yet this trend has accelerated with the release of some of the most elaborate creations ever seen, as specialist companies such as Artists In Residence and The Vinyl Factory promote limited-edition artefacts that are more like artists’ books. Many such editions foreground artwork over sound carriers as layers of embossed or laminated card open to reveal CDs, DVDs and vinyl...
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