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Designed by noon design, Greece.
The main visual reference for the packaging of "Haunted" by May Roosevelt has been the black-figure pottery of ancient Greece, following the musical context of the album where the artist transforms eight Greek traditional dances, embedding anew Greek musical idioms within contemporary music. The design creates a sense of darkness and mystery.
On the cover the portrait of the artist is placed in the center of the meander labyrinth, both conveyed with copper foil embossing and relief printing. The same meander motif is repeated in the back side of the CD, this time with glossy varnish, illuminating the black color of the surface.
Designed by Flora Cruells Benzal, United States.
A 15 week semester-long project focused on a film director, and subsequent film festival, of our choice. I chose Stanley Donen.
We were asked to create a customized film festival with the following components: a business system, two posters, a 36 page (minimum) collector's catalogue, three advertisement, a collector's DVD packaging with an eight page (minimum) booklet, a seven page (minimum) website, a flying logo for the festival, a collector's soundtrack with an eight page (minimum) booklet, three products that went along with the festival, and finally, film tickets.
Designed by The Birthdays™, Greece.
Swordfights is a B&W film that screened at the Competitive Part of the Short Movie Films at the 19th Athens International Film Festival. The design of this movie identity was approached in a more semantically and less chatty way, based on the overall feel of the film rather than a snapshot (highlight). The typographic style that is followed is absolute and solid because it works like reflection of the intense dialogues of actors. In order to communicate this basic fact of the movie, two very different weights of the same font have been used for both the title and the coefficients info. Typography and sizes of applications are the same on both versions. Except from the basic graphic, we also designed a variant-version (the pink one) which presents far fewer elements of the idea of the film but with a more funny approach, something that characterize the atmosphere of the film.
Designed by Antti Ojala, Finland.
Additional Credits: Loiva
A starting indie rock crew, called Friday Club asked a new kind of packaging design for their first and upcoming EP. Because the EP was going to be a limited edition with only small amount of copies, the design should be produced as economically as possible.
The packaging has kept as minimal and simple as possible. Instead of high printing costs, the graphics have been produced using three different kind of stampers on a colored carton. The structure ensures that cds will stay undamaged while the opening of the packaging is simple yet vivid. Using only stampers ensure every packaging will have unique appearance.
Designed by The Bakery, Russia.
The Bedroom Community commissioned us to design DVD packaging for the film about the label, directed by Pierre-Alain Giraud. The camera catches Sam Amidon, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Nico Muhly, Ben Frost & their collaborators on their Whale Watching Tour, that takes place during the volcano eruption a couple of years back. It also features some insight into artist's work at Greenhouse Studios, their ethos, tour life, etc. The design is based on the idea of perpetual movement & traveling. While the vacuum-sealed package is a nod to snacks you have on the run, the typographic solution inside evolves around the idea of a compass. Set in different directions, text demands reading at various angles as though it's a map one has to navigate through.
Agency: Graphic design studio by Yurko Gutsulyak, Ukraine.
Art director/Designer: Yurko Gutsulyak
Photographer: Andriy Petrov
Project coordinator: Zoryana Gutsulyak
“Zemlya” is the eights album of Okean Elzy band recorded during 2012-2013. Yurko Gutsulyak created the album cover design and the image for the tour.
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk tells about the name of the album:
We worked in the studio on the territory of Dovzhenko Film Studios. If it is Dovzhenko* why not to call the album “Zemlya” (Earth).
Yurko Gutsulyak tells about design idea:
Within Ukrainian culture the symbol of the earth has special value. In Ukrainian language the word “Zemlya” means the earth, the ground, the land, the basis and the soil. For agricultural country the earth is the matter of importance. It is the pledge for life, prosperity and finally freedom. I decided there is no need to show the earth literally in design. This time it is shown like generously filled seeds that are traditional for Ukraine. These are rye, wheat, beetroot, flax, hollyhock, apple, etc. The seed is like a symbol of the preserved life that has accumulated all history and power to create the future. But only on the earth. There are 12 songs in the album and 12 types of seeds on the cover. Each song corresponds to particular seed. I chose seeds ideologically and visually while Svyatoslav Vakarchuk looked for emotional communication with songs. The brown color symbolizing the earth dominates in album design.
Designed by ASG (AGI-Shorewood Group), United States.
Additional credits: Universal Music and Crystal Head Vodka
The 8x9x6” package pops off the shelf with embossing, foil stamping and spot gloss UV treatments. The glass bottles are designed in the shape of a Crystal Head by world renowned Bruni Glass in 700 & 750ml sizes. Included in this highly collectible gift set:
- Stunning handcrafted display case featuring a real zipper—recalling the legendary Sticky Fingers album cover
- 2-CD compilation of live Rolling Stones hits—not available for sale anywhere else on the planet
- Crystal bottle decanter top—engraved with The Rolling Stones iconic lip-and-tongue logo
- Bottle tattoo—featuring the 50th anniversary logo
Designed by noon design, Greece.
Photos: Thanos Kartsoglou
The album "Music to the poetry of Dinos Christianopoulos" consists of 10 musical compositions inspired by the poetry of Dinos Christianopoulos, where the composer and thereminist May Roosevelt
mixes her music with the recitation of the poems, highlighting the emotional reflection of his poetry through her own musical interpretation.
We preserved the deluxe design style we created for her previous releases, which every time reflects the musical atmosphere of the album. High importance was given once more to the special printing
techniques and the paper quality. The watercolor portraits of Roosevelt, Christianopoulos and his cat -created by Stelios Pseftogas- were printed on pearl white paper with special inks that lightens with the use of gold metallic foil.
The package also contains a fold-out A4 poster which displays the poems.
Designed by Beach Packaging Design, United States.
CD package design for “Old!”
(Fourteen Old Songs by Randy Ludacer)
Recently learning that some promotional CDs that I had sent out in 2007 had, in all probability, never been delivered,
I decided to repackage and re-release this album of 14 old songs, entitled: Old!
The good thing about this title, is that, now, if someone says, “Randy Ludacer’s old,” there’s a possibility that they might just be talking about my new album.
I’d been wanting for a while to design a CD package with something contained in that narrow compartment that jewel cases have. But what tangible object(s) would most suitably sum up that “old” gestalt?
Two 1/4 inch ball bearings. Obviously. Sourcing was tricky. I wanted them to be rusty, so they had to be carbon steel, rather than chrome-plated. Being rusty, the ball bearings over time will draw a skid mark line as they roll back and forth over their fluorescent orange track.
A free copy of the Old! CD will be sent to the first person who correctly identifies the specific artwork that these ball bearings allude to. (Employees of Beach Packaging Design and their family members are not eligible to enter)
Some other favorite packaging design strategies that we’ve employed here include: an ironic graphic burst, an unexpectedly colorful interior and fluorescent orange branding.
(Get Old! right now at CD Baby.)
Designed by I TO NIJE SVE! Creative Agency, Croatia.
Creative Director: Alen Kekic
Art Director: Zvonimir Mandic
Copywriter: Martin Mrzljak
Graphic Designer: Petra Ruzman
I TO NIJE SVE! came up with a new answer to the question - "Who are your clients and what campaigns you've done?" We've wrapped "out the box" ideas and designs "inside the box", it is neither more nor less than the audio cassette and is naturally called "Best of I TO NIJE SVE!"
Designed by Alvin Edison, Malaysia.
A school project, an experimental cd packaging for Yuna, an internationally acclaimed Malaysian singer. The brief was to create a cd packaging design for local artist.
Yuna is a singer that grew from nothing to something, while preserving her uniquely Malaysian/Asian style, and that is how she inspired me on creating this packaging.
I wanted to make something unique and special but at the same time also show the asian root of the artists. The reason i made the cover in layers is because i want to highlight how the songs reflect different dimension of the singer's life, her world and her stories.
Designed by Daniel Thorsteinsson, Iceland.
Photograph: Dagný Lilja Snorradóttir
Graphic design: Dagný Lilja Snorradóttir & Daniel Thorsteinsson
CD packaging for an Icelandic electronic band Sometime´s new cd "Acid Make-Out" released june 2012.
The Compact disc (CD) has always been my favorite music format, because when I was growing up I have a lot of memories discovering music holding a CD in my hands. So I wanted to do
something special for that format.
The clients brief was simple. It had to have a blue pyramid on the cover. We took it a step further making the packaging a blue pyramid, gave it an extra live as an art piece that people put in there living room instead of hidden in a shelve where most or all CD end up.
Designed by Paul Dersidan, Romania.
Music by Yvat
Released by Minor Label Germany
The cover design was inspired by the record's name, Feldspar, which is an essential group of minerals that make up 60% of the Earth's crust.
On the cover the Feldspar structure is illustrated by the minerals' zigzag paired chains. For the vinyl, different shades of gray are randomly mixed to create a mineral pattern; each piece of vinyl is differently colored thus exploring the richness of the album's glitchy, abstract sound.
Also included is a promotional A1 poster.