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This CD packaging design was inspired by the name of the band, The Shadow Line. The artist was presumably derived from Joseph Conrad’s novel of the same name. Conrad’s use of double narrative and irony by comparison in the novel are represented in the split cover, which depicts the development of a building via before and after photographs. 



The Shadow Line

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Production Cost

$787 / $1.97 for each copy

Production Time

7 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 × 5 × .2 in

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Paper Stock

Fedrigoni / Matte Coated / White / 350gr

Number of Colors



Laminate Matte


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This piece is available for purchase for $17

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The Project was made for the band The Shadow Line. The concept follows the idea of the name of the band. The "shadow line" is represented by this special packaging with a fold angle for the cd pack.

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

September 10, 2013


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