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Client

HevyDevy Records


Quantity Produced

5,000


Production Cost


Production Time

8.5 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

12 in × 12 in


Page Count

64 + double gatefold centerpiece


Paper Stock

Arrestox B, Sappi Dull 100lb. Cover, and Sappi Dull 80lb. Text


Number of Colors

Book and Slipcase: CMYK + Blind Debossing

Varnishes

CD and DVD Labels: Matte Spot Varnish


Binding

Oversewing


Typography

Title: Eklipse
Body: Kepler MM

This piece is available for purchase for $80 + Shipping

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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Production Method

Deboss

Offset

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Design

Man Alive Creative
Art Direction, Design, and Layout by Tom Bejgrowicz

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Printing

Book: White Tiger
Slipcase: Coral
Vinyl: Pirate
Lithograph: A&I

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

Post Author

Jessica Mullen

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 14, 2012

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