Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Designed by ACDSleeve | Country: United Kingdom

“This is the first Cut Cover 7” vinyl sleeve from ACDSleeve for Minus The Bear – Steel and Blood on Big Scary Monsters Records. The cut out sleeve was designed around a printed inner sleeve provided by DMS. A total run of 300 cases were made, they were machine cut then hand scored, folded and assembled then individually hand numbered by Big Scary Monsters. Also included is a work in progress photo of a batch of 50 cases after cutting ready to be scored.”

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Two Crown King EP

Two Crown King EP

Two Crown King EP

Designed by Poly | Illustration: Jaqui Oakley | Country: Canada

“Jacqui Oakley was commissioned to produce some cover artwork for Two Crown King’s debut EP & we couldn’t pass up the chance to design a home for her astounding lion painting. We created a bright & in-your-face design for the the 12″ & CD gatefold packaging, with colours & textures suggested by elements of Jacqui’s piece. We’re happy to have given TCK a visual identity that they can run with while promoting the record.”

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Jive Talk

Jive Talk

Jive Talk

Designed by Rethink | Country: Canada

“This interactive CD package was designed for Jive Talk’s latest album ’123 Jump!’. To enhance fans’ experience with the band, we created an online animated experience using Augmented Reality and Quick Response codes.

Fold the CD case to form the stage and scan the AR code to start the band’s “live” animated performance. Watch the animated Jive Talk members perform their title track, “123 Jump!”.

The inner booklet shows each of the four band members. Scan the QR markers, place your Smart Phone over the band members’ mouths and watch the guys sing their music! Try experimenting with the music by scanning the band members at different times to remix the song, or break the song down and listen to each member individually.”

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Rabbit Children

Rabbit Children

Rabbit Children

Designed by Brian Danaher | Country: United States

“The CD package may be on the decline but that decline also creates an opportunity to stand out. For their new EP, Rabbit Children wanted to create a package that could be used as both a self promotion tool and appeal to their fan base. The limited edition letterpress printed package, which includes an insert with illustrations inspired by the band’s lyrics, was sent to music journalists and bloggers, radio stations and concert promoters. The packaging helped create awareness for the new release by standing out from the generic CD comps and digital download codes typically sent by most labels.”

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Student Work – Miguel Molina

Student Work - Miguel Molina

Student Work - Miguel Molina

Designed by Miguel Molina | Country: Canada

Brief: Create a sophisticated identity and packaging that reflect The Bitter Chocolatier’s luxury offering and ironic humour.

Solution: The brand has an edge. The elegant look contrasts sharply with its ironic humour. Poking fun at himself, The Bitter Chocolatier tells his tales of misfortune throughout his life through the different flavours. The product differentiates itself from other brands while entertaining the consumer.”

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Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

Designed by Visual Dialogue | Country: United States

“Problem: How do you put the history of jazz in a box? Not an easy task, but one Smithsonian Folkways Recordings was eager to take on. Using the historic compilation The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz as the starting point, a team of over 50 experts set about selecting 111 tracks tracing 100 years of jazz. In addition to the music, the set need to include liner notes by 30 leading writers and a treasury or rarely-seen jazz photographs.

Solution: 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.”

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Student Work – Oussama Mezher

Student Work - Oussama Mezher

Student Work - Oussama Mezher

Designed by Oussama Mezher | Country: Canada

“Although CD and DVD formats will certainly be replaced in the near future, I worked on a classification system which reduces the handling of plastic cases and complex envelopes, gathering all of the discs into a standard sized DVD box. The material used is made of simple recycled kraft chipboard, uses no glue and is printed in one color. The design allows generous space for the identification and description of content.”

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Blunts & Roses

Blunts & Roses

Blunts & Roses

Designed by Savage Diplomacy | Country: United States

“Blunts & Roses is a limited re-release by an artist by the name of Penuckle, offering more than just music on a disk, Savage Diplomacy explored the album and designed a package that fits the album/title. Every piece was hand crafted and much detail was added. Everything from stained wood to gold foil screen printing on parchment that represents a cigar wrap. Within the packaging, you will find a vinyl, a thumb drive with the music, and a album credit booklet.”

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