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CD Packaging: Minute Papillon- Second Language

Minute Papillon is Second Language’s latest and most ambitious curatorial exercise yet. It comprises of 60 one-minute-long tracks purveyed by a pan-global retinue of left-of-centre artists. It is packaged in a deluxe, silver foil blocked jewel box with magnifying glass. The text is so small that it’s painful to read without the use of the […]

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Vinyl Record Packaging: Run Hide Survive- Show Off

A 12- Layer screenprint which was included as part of the first Showoff 12″ vinyl record pressing in LA release by Sheffield based production duo RUN HIDE SURVIVE. The 12″ record sleeve is plain white with a central hole that reveals a of colorful spectrum of colors. Pull out the enclosed record to see the […]

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CD Duplication: 5 Reasons Why You Should NOT DIY

Burning CDs from your desktop computer can be leaned in less than 5 minutes. Heck, almost anybody can do it! Aside from that, the prices of CD duplication equipment (aka CD burners) are also going down, down, down that almost anybody can buy it. Buy some cheap CDs and cases, borrow a decent printer, you’re […]

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Typographic Movie Posters that Pack a Punch

A poster should be imaginative and witty or else it’s just another piece of marketing trash. It should get people’s attention the second they see it. And the image and message of the poster should retain in their heads for at least 5 minutes after that. Designers do this by making really brilliant designs. They brainstorm […]

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CD Packaging: Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

Visual Dialogue referenced the graphics and color palette of original Folkways JAZZ LP covers in creating an entirely new design for Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. The package combines a 200-page book and 6 CDs inside a translucent slipcase, befitting what Time magazine reviewed as “the single best introduction to America’s great musical form.” Jazz: The […]

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DVD Manufacturing: All About Region Codes

What are region codes? DVD region codes are designed by the Digital Rights Management to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a movie release (content, release date, price) based on the region. DVD discs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most codes (Region 0) or every code/no codes (Region All). […]

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CD Artwork Concepts: Guys with Big Bellies

One surefire way of getting people’s attention is by exposing ‘physical assets’. No wonder we see lots of album covers with girls in their bikinis and guys with their shirts off. I think showing lots of skin and exuding sexy vibes may be effective since a lot of bands are using it since the beginning […]