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Production Time

2 to 3 months

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

13 cm × 13 cm (5.1 in × 5.1 in)

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Helvetica Neue


What a wonderful discovery. Thoughtful music and thoughtful design coming from the same person. I’ve had a crush on this band’s music for a while now, and it’s excitingly refreshing to see that they oversee and produce their own designs as well. It ensures that the imagery and sound coalesce into a dynamic whole. Reminds me of Peter Saville’s work for Joy Division, who coincidentally seem like an influence of theirs.

Figured it’d be cool to provide an interactive environment for the listener, from the folding out of the folds to find phrases, to means and ways of undoing the stitches on the CD pocket to access the music. We see the band as a narrative channel that goes beyond the music. Hopefully the CD provides this avenue that carries the stimulation of sight and sound to simulate an environment for the story the band is telling.

My fascination of words, in its function i.e. to relay thought and emotions we have and its form i.e. placements and treatments in a given space, spearheaded the project. I was messing around with some illustration techniques and it turned out pretty sweet by chance. It portrays a sterile / synthetic environment narrated by thoughts we have in our head, but not necessarily communicated to others around us.

Printing lines at lighter than 0.25 pt is not advised! Hahaha

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Lauren Dickens

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Lauren Dickens

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

March 9, 2011


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