If you want a classy, cant-go-wrong vinyl sleeve artwork, go for the classic black and white album artwork design. Black and white record sleeves, digipaks and CD inserts are not only more affordable than colored ones, they also look more sophisticated if the design and execution are done right. Here are eleven elegant B&W CD […]
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20 Unconventional Album Release Gimmicks That Totally Rock
When you want to stand out, when you want to be talked about, you gotta have album release gimmicks. Don’t just make CDs in regular CD jewel case and digital downloads like the rest of the regular guys. No siree! You gotta be a little EXTRA! How? There are so many ways to get creative […]
What is the difference between AQ Finish compared to others?
When you ask most printing companies for the best finish, more often than not, they’d tell you it’s AQ finish. What the heck is AQ and why is it such a popular choice of most printing houses? AQ finish or Aqueous Finish is a vegetable cellulose coating which is applied to paper right after the inks. It produces […]
10 Must-Bring Merch for Your Band Tour
If you have a band and it’s your first time to go on tour, first of all…congratulations! Now chop chop and make sure you have these merch ready for your tour: 1. CDs, of course! They say CD is dead but they’re still making lots of CDs. Think of one professional musician who hasn’t released […]
18 Weird But Cute Wedding Invites
Your wedding invitations shouldn’t be boring unless you accept that you and your soon-to-be hubby are, in fact, two boring people. Forget scented stationery! There are so many ways to customize your wedding invite- from having a custom wedding USB drive to wedding vinyl records to wedding balloons! Come up with a wedding invitation that […]
Badass Bands and their Pink Vinyl Records
Pink vinyl records look as sweet as candy that’s why it’s interesting that a lot of rock bands choose them for their albums… and they look so cool! If you’re a metal/punk/rock band, you’re likely “locked” in the colors black, red and white for your website, merch, CD packaging, and uhmmm… everything else. That’s the […]
Music Packaging: Grammy Winners for Best Limited Edition Package (2001- present)
Looking for inspiration for your music packaging? Here are some of the most adorable box sets that received Grammy Awards in the past decade. Which one do you like best? The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story Artist: Bruce Springsteen Package Designers: Dave Bett & Michelle Holme Year: 2012 ______________________________________________________ Under Great […]
White Vinyl Records. Gotta love them!
I love white- white chocolate, white clouds, white polo shirt, white choco mocha, white carpets (as long as it’s not mine and I’m not responsible if it gets dirty). White just looks so clean, fresh and… milky. Stalked Erik Peterson on Pinterest again and checked his vinyl pinboard. And yes, it has plenty of white vinyl […]
Vinyl Packaging: Stay+ QR Code Design
Can a vinyl packaging with QR code ever be cool? The answer is: HELLZ YEAH! Just take a look at this baby. Tell us it isn’t art and we will tell you that you are darn wrong because how can this vinyl packaging and custom vinyl pressing be any less than art. Sure it can […]
10 of the Most Creative Vinyl Records Ever Made
Vinyl records are definitely back in the game. It just has this classy touch and superior sound that cannot be matched by digital. If you’re a musician planning to release music in vinyl, you must consider having a really kickass vinyl packaging to complete the package. After all, custom vinyl pressing records should only be […]