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Jean-Paul De Roover

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Production Time

10 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Folded: 4.25 in × 5 in × 0.25 in
Unfolded: 15 in × 8.5 in
Assembled house: 5 in × 4.25 in × 8 in

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Coated matte

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Hand written type by Robyn Sereda


It is with packaging like this one that I remember why purchasing tangible music is an experience that downloading songs can never equal — no matter how snazzy the videos and graphics are.

?The primary challenge that we faced with this project was to create a unique experience for the consumer. One of the main goals for this project was to add continuous elements of surprise as the viewer opened the packaging — we wanted every fold and slide to reveal something new that the viewer would not expect. It is meant to be a progressive experience with an ultimate build-up. This idea was concocted after interpreting the music and conceptualizing how to represent it visually through concept, composition, color, pattern, etc.

The inspiration that fueled this project was the music itself, and the visual aspect was determined by what emotions I felt listening to his music. Through the music we defined key words to focus on, such as: organic, metamorphosis, and harmony.
Jean-Paul de Roover wanted to reflect the title of the album Windows and Doors through the artwork, thus reflecting the idea that there are two paths you can take in life: the ideal and the realistic. Therefore, it was appropriate to present a dichotomy. Since one of our focus words was “metamorphosis,” we decided that a gradual change from one idea to the other would be interesting to depict visually.

All that is missing is a miniature Jean-Paul with which to play house while one is listening to his music.

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Art direction: Jean-Paul De Roover
Illustration and design: Greg Dubeau
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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 2, 2010


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