Achingly elegant design elevates metal musician Devin Townsend’s image to a much higher octave in this deceivingly quiet box set. Bejgrowicz visually distills Townsend’s work into a museum-quality presentation, helping us see the melody behind the noise.
From the get-go, I made it clear to the printers that I wanted their input. I’m not an expert in their craft, of course, and I was sure that they’d look at my initial plans and be able to tweak a few things in order to make the construct as good as it could be. This came in handy, for instance, with regards to the gatefold centerpiece, disc mounting sheets, and varnishes on the disc labels.
If only I had foreseen the issues that the blind debossing on the charcoal linen wrap would have created. Hands down, this was the single-most anxiety-inducing aspect of the project. In the beginning, this process was never in question and then at some point along the way, it became an issue for both the slipcase and book. On my end, continuity between papers and both the deboss’ effectiveness and depth were extremely important and the fact that the slipcase and book were being handled by two different companies only added to my worries. In the end, mostly everything worked out but my salt and pepper hair is a little saltier because of it.
Otherwise, with there being so many pieces to this puzzle and only myself to handle every aspect of the design, I relied heavily on my studio walls where I sketched out each of the individual items within the collection along with full details on those items. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without what could best be described as the “Great Wall of Devin” this past summer!
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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.