While the printing process itself isn’t too complex, the imagery of this record is eerily familiar, yet mischievously off-kilter. Each object seems to have its own discreet history, like the furniture in your grandmother’s house or the characters from The Brave Little Toaster; they take on a life of their own.
You may know Jim Houser from his beautifully detailed paintings and compelling installation art work. Jim is also a talented musician, and when he asked us to design the packaging for his new record, we were thrilled. This piece came together effortlessly because we had access to dozens of fantastic images of artwork in progress, finished pieces, found photos, and scenes from Jim’s daily life to make a 16-page booklet. The booklet is inserted into a full-color gatefold cover that houses the vinyl record. The hue of the green vinyl takes a cue from the color palette of Jim’s paintings and does a great job of completing the package.
From both a design and production perspective, it was really tough to find the best way to display the record and booklet, and integrate them both into the overall package design. We ended up making a die-cut inside cover so that the edges of the record and booklet would stick out of the cover, and designed the imagery to flow as seamlessly as we could. Chris at Westcan printing was a major help with this!
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blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.