Creative Agency: BLOK
Creative Directors: Vaishnavi Mahendran, Zarko Dumicic
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Marco Argiro
Location: New York, USA Packaging
Contents: Music CD & Vinyl Packaging
We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful vinyl 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.
Vinyl and CD packaging design with promotional material for Brooklyn based folk rock musician Marco Argiro’s album ‘Love’. The studio used insights from a discussion with the musician about his subconscious inspirations while making the album, which took place during his travels across California. We used certain visual cues that he was inspired by such as peacock feathers and other tropical elements to create psychedelic surrealistic collages that were a nod to album covers from the 60’s and 70’s done in a contemporary context.
Images of the musician’s facial & body features were used as part of the album artwork collages (his eyes, hands, parts of his face) that can be seen in different panels of the CD & Vinyl packaging. The studio proposed a second ‘limited edition’ album cover for the vinyl packaging, as vinyls are often collector’s items with the core fan-base. The design was selected by a jury for the Parsons Alumni Exhibition 2014 in New York.
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.