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CD Packaging of the Week: Gallucci You Wrecker

I like how the neon pink tape contrasts to the pale face portrait and how Magdalena Czarnecki strategically placed the tape in a position that makes us want to rip it off right away. The identity for the independent Punk ...
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Hot Hot Hot Music Packaging!

This week's collection of music packaging is dedicated to the pyromaniacs. Here are LP and CD covers that involve lots of heat, fire, and burnin. If in the future you decide to have an artwork that involves fire, make sure ...
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DVD Packaging- Entice & Intrigue!

The DVD packaging’s main role is to promote the movie. It should not just be a glamorized random still shot of the film edited in a way that it becomes artsy. Everything in the DVD packaging –from the lay-out, colors, ...
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Movie Merch: Creepy Exorcist Action Figures

I've had countless nightmares of Linda Blair's rotating head and the epic stairway scene from the Exorcist. Ugh! The film's images just stick to the head. Once you've seen the movie, you can't just shake it off. There's no doubt ...
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10 Websites Every DIY Musician Needs to Know

The playing field is now leveled. We all have access to the same online tools, the same websites, and preach the same message, ‘Hey! Come check out our band.’ So how is your band going to be effective on the ...
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Indie Musicians: 4 Ways to Get Really Viral

So, you just finished an album and you want to come up with viral promotion ideas to market your music. You figured that viral marketing is the shortcut to getting the recognition and fame that your music deserves. With thousands ...
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DVD Packaging: Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Box Set

Here's another reason to be merry this December! Warner Bros will be releasing the Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary box set. Elfman and Burton have collaborated for over two decades on some of the most memorable films of ...
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Graphic Designers: 5 Tips to Get to the Top

You love designing but you don't want to stay in the same level 5 years from now. You do not want to be glued on your computer chair all your life working for the same kinds of people, on the ...
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Must-Read: The Art of the Album Cover

“How can something so square be so hip?” Designer Richard Evans, The Who’s in-house designer for 35 years,  sets out to answer this question in the new illustrated history of the 12in album sleeve.  In this glossy hardback, he provides ...
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20 Reasons Why Bands Don’t Make It (by an A&R man)

Here are 20 common reasons why some artists never make it to the next level written by experienced A&R/Producer Loren Israel. Even if you do not enjoy everything he says, he has been involved in the business enough to speak ...
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