28 May 2011

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here

Limited box set released earlier this year. Original album comes on pink heavyweight vinyl wrapped in fold-out green sheet housed in die-cut sleeve. Instrumental version comes in green heavyweight vinyl housed in pink sleeve. Original album also included on a pink compact disc housed in a pink card sleeve with the instrumental on green compact disc housed in green card sleeve. Also includes 2 black and white photographic prints.

Design by, XL Recordings creative director, Phil Lee [seemingly referencing his artwork for The xx's self-titled long-player] and manufactured by Think Tank Media.

23 May 2011

The Alexandria Quartet - Light Drawings by Grandpeople

Link: September Industry
Link: Grandpeople

"Identity and album artwork for Norwegian pop/rock ensemble The Alexandria Quartet. After touring all over Europe with their debut material for two years, The Alexandria Quartet went back to Bergen, Norway, to work on new material. Coloured by the dark, rainy clouds and the harshness of Norwegian winter, the songs seemed to take on a darker, more psychedelic cloak. With their new sound, and the album title Light Drawings ready, the band contacted us for a visual make-over.

We wanted a look that reflected this new musical direction, which led us to shoot the band in a dark studio setting, and ultimately to combine photography with illustrations and handmade textures.

For the vinyl edition of the album we created a pattern that was engraved into the b-side of the second disc."

3 May 2011

The Stepkids - 'Shadows On Behalf' vinyl by Jeff Jank

Link: Stones Throw

Another great package from art director Jeff Jank for the Stones Throw label. The Stepkids' 'Shadows On Behalf' 12" is limited to 1,000 copies and comes with a print-free embossed sleeve and marbled translucent vinyl. The music's great too.