It’s Grammy season once again and we are so delighted with the nominees of best album package. They’re all so beautiful!
VOCES DEL BULLERENGUE- ANONIMAS & RESILIENTES
Luisa María Arango, Carlos Dussan, Manuel García-Orozco & Juliana Jaramillo-Buenaventura, art directors (Voces Del Bullerengue)
CHRIS CORNELL BOX SET
First ever complete retrospective of Chris Cornell’s career covering Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo works. This limited edition super deluxe box set includes: 4 CDs, 1 DVD, 7 x 180g Audiophile black LPs
Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura & Joe Spix, art directors (Chris Cornell)
HOLD THAT TIGER- MUDDY BASIN RAMBLERS
A Taiwanese design company, Onion Design (洋蔥設計), has secured a nomination for “Best Recording Package” for their creation of the album cover of “Hold That Tiger” (擒虎記) by the Muddy Basin Ramblers (泥灘地浪人).
The special design featuring local temples’ Taoist charms and iconography gained the organizers’ attention.
Taoist charms and iconography are usually considered “very Taiwanese” — and laced with derogatory connotations.
But under Onion Design’s careful craft, the album packaging for “Hold That Tiger” fully displays the beauty and traditional art aestheticism used in local temples.
By combining traditional, religious, cultural elements like engravings, Taoist yellow rune papers, lunar calendars, Ziwei natal charts, with modern features like astronaut helmets, 3D glasses, and UFOs, the drawing gives off a transcending and mystical effect.
Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers)
I,I- BON IVER
LP: 33 1/3 RPM 12″ vinyl LP inside a matte finished gatefold jacket with spot gloss inks, wrapped in a clear plastic printed sleeve, and contains a full-color 28 page booklet.
CD: 6-panel matte finished wallet with spot gloss inks, wrapped in a clear plastic printed sleeve, and contains a full-color 28 page booklet + disc with special varnishes.
Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, art directors (Bon Iver)
We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful CD packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass album with cool CD packaging, get a quote or shoot us an email.
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.