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CD Packaging: Pat Metheny Group- Imaginary Day

Artist: Pat Metheny Group Album: Imaginary Day Label: Warner Bros Year: 2007 Designer: Sagmeister, Inc. _______________________________________________________________________________ Here’s another highly entertaining album art by the CD cover guru, Stefan Sagmeister. The guy surely has compassion for the bored people like me who are tired of seeing the same old album covers. Thank you, Stefan! This is […]

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Album Cover Copyright: Album Artwork Look-Alikes

An original work is one not received from others nor one copied based on the work of others. It is a work created with a unique style and substance. The truth is there are only very few original ideas. Wray Herbert , in his article published in Scientific American, said that we do not really […]

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CD Packaging of the Week: Sigur Ros- ()

Sigur Ros, but the artwork is too wonderful that people purchase it just for the artwork alone (not that their music is bad). Just like the music of Sigur Ros, the album packaging has this icy, distant, removed feel. Kind of transports you to Iceland or on top of an iceberg. Brrr. Artist: Sigur Rós […]

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CD Manufacturing: Choosing Colors and Formats- do it right from the start!

The formats and color requirements of the logos and graphics you use on your CD artwork, websites, albums, T-shirts, and posters can vary significantly. As anyone who has tried to do a run of CD covers or has prepared graphic artwork for T-shirts can tell you, you can waste a lot of time adjusting images […]

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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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Wedding Invitation that Turns Into Paper Record Player

A wedding invitation that plays a record? I bet you haven’t received an invitation as cool as this! Except, of course, if you are one of the 150 guests of Karen Sandler and Mike Tarantino who received this awesome wedding invitation. Designer Kelli Anderson wanted to create something original for the wedding of her friends […]

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Die Cutting, Scoring, and Folding

Custom CD/DVD boxes, gatefold cases, invitation cards, and almost all custom packaging boxes require professional die-cutting, scoring, and folding. These are finishing techniques that require much care and attention if you want your custom pieces to look good. With proper planning and execution, these techniques add a quality look and feel to the finished piece. […]

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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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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 […]