It’s that time again where we post up a few record sleeves that have landed on our desks recently. First up is the gatefold CD sleeve for Chris Coco‘s new album, Feel Free Live Good…
As well as being sent the album, we received a copy of this poster too:
“Anthony and I are old friends and have collaborated on projects before,” explains Coco. “Anthony and Jack Feathrestone are also creating visuals for the album launch show at the Big Chill Festival,” he adds.
Inside the gatefold of the sleeve, there is an insert containing various graphic patterns;
Feel Free Live Good is released this month on Big Chill Recordings.
This anomalous record sleeve, designed by David Vigh, is for Michael Morph‘s Something For The Weakened album – out this week on Pure Mint Records. The final cover composition was essensially a collaboration with Morph himself, who initiated the idea of using magazine cut outs to augment Vigh’s initial cover concept which Morph describes as a “scary, crazy plant.” Vigh then came up with the idea of shooting Morph’s facial features, using an angle that suited the image.
We posted the video to Baby I’m Yours – the new single from Ed Banger Records‘ act Breakbot a couple of weeks ago, but we just recieved a promo CD of the track (which includes an Aeroplane remix) today (promo front cover shown above, reverse shown below). The single artwork is by Irina Dakeva – who created the animated video. The sleeve is made up of a collection of Dakeva’s illustrations – she painted over 2000 images using watercolours – which were also used in the making of the animated video (click here to see the video).
Along with the CD promo, we were also sent this flick-book, which recreates a segment of the music video – as well as two large pin badges sporting Dakeva’s artwork:
Here we have the gatefold CD sleeve for the newly released ‘Farewell My Lovely’ by The R.G.Morrison – signed to Loose Records. Only 1000 units have been made and each copy has been assembled by hand by the band members at their Devon homes…
The ink splats inside the gatefold were applied by hand, making each copy different to the next.
O’Brien, who mainly designs idyllic landscapes, was sent a demo of the album and briefed to produce a sleeve with a fairly authentic Canadian feel, using a natural scene which could be representative of the band name and its use of the traditional Sunburst Triolian guitar – note the ‘f-holes’ on the cable car.
Deciding on a predominantly red colour palette, and using the sky as the focus, O’ Brien created a scene which appears across the front and back cover of the gatefold CD in which the day to night transitions and the mixture of old and new – which are apparent in the music – become part of the design.
“We’d always aimed for a package that fuses both fresh, 21st century creativity, in the music and artwork itself, but also feels somewhat beautifully aged, like a lot of Andy’s instruments and vintage vocal samples,” says O’Brien.