Tom Hingston Studio's Don't Think DVD packaging
Today sees the DVD release of Don't Think, Adam Smith's highly praised film of a 2011 Chemical Brothers concert at Fuji Rock in Japan. Tom Hingston Studio designed the release's cover artwork using a doctored NY street sign...
The Don't Think DVD is available in two different format casebound packages (and also as a Blu-Ray release) and each contains a DVD of Adam Smith's Don't Think film documentary of the Chemical Brothers set at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival in 2011, plus a CD of the live audio tracks. The book-like packages contain imagery from the film - which was shot using 20 cameras - though the limited edition 10" book format (cover shown above) contains exclusive imagery not available in the other formats.
The packaging is, Tom Hingston tells us, a collaboration between Don't Think director Adam Smith, Marcus Lyall and his design studio. Here are some spreads from the 10" limited edition casebound book version, in which the discs are housed in the hardback front and back covers:
"The Don't Think film is an exhilarating, dynamic and explosive journey that really places the viewer at the heart of the experience - so we were keen to capture some of this energy within the package itself," Tom Hingston tells us of the approach to the packaging design. "Opting for a larger casebound format allowed us to feature the the imagery at a bigger scale and by mixing shots of the actual show alongside portraiture of fans it re-enforces a more intimate snapshot of the concert. Double page spreads are combined with gatefolds to bring the imagery to life and convey the visual journey the viewer is taken on."
"For the cover itself we customised an an actual New York street sign [shown, above] to read DON'T THINK [instead of DON'T WALK] which was then shot as a mixture of stills and film to give us a resulting image that has movement and vibrational qualities which echo the pace and energy of the film," explains Hingston.
Here are some shots of the casebound book release:
Don't Think is out today on DVD. For more information visit dontthinkmovie.com
CR subscribers can read Eliza's write up of Don't Think here
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Looking forward to this, sadly missed it at the cinema! It seemed far better than the live DVD the Prodigy released last year, which was a bit overworked. The books look great as well, The Chems visuals look outstanding as always!
TH's design is much too overrated!
I visited the TH site to see if they are overrated, and I think they've got some interesting work, but the website is a pop-up window running flash – need to update the site guys!
I frequently visit THS site to drool. Their work is brilliant, but the site is painful
Overrated... That would suggest the design world has some sort of clandestine rating system. People like what they like, and I love this... I also like their other work greatly. They are consistently good in my opinion.
I think design trolls need to get a grip or at least put their name and work next to their comments so we can see they understand what design actually is. Perhaps they should have a star rating system next to all designers work. Then the great unwashed can judge us all... therefore giving an accurate 'rating' so then when a troll suggests a designer is underrated or indeed overrated... we can have some sort of 'official' barometer with which to treat the offence... Either that or they should go back to the smelly blogs whence they came.
@david, not sure is this the place to discuss trolling (ironic), but I think there is a difference between dissing others work from afar and offering an objective critique. In my opinion, comments which are full of praise are utterly pointless.
To elaborate, the site is painful from a UX point of view. the pop-out window is a slap in the face, not to mention awful typography and tedious archaic menu animations. its out of date. Again, I still think the content is outstanding.
The reason I dont have a link, is because I dont have an online folio.
If work is posted on CR-blog, expect it will be critiqued by all sorts. I know CR feel strongly about silly comments and they do regulate.
@johnjohn... I wasn't talking to you... it was aimed square @boris. I agreed with your comments.
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