Record Sleeves Of The Month

Berlin-based design studio, Hort’s work on record sleeves invariably floats our boat and we love the batch of sleeves they’ve recently produced for Jazzanova’s album Of All The Things (which actually came out late last year) and singles Let Me Show Ya and I Can See. We’ve also picked out the latest Rune Grammofon release, the new Prodigy album artwork, and also a vinyl box set released by sports brand Nike in honour of one of its most revered sneakers…

Berlin-based design studio, Hort‘s work on record sleeves invariably floats our boat and we love the batch of sleeves they’ve recently produced for Jazzanova‘s album Of All The Things (which actually came out late last year) and singles Let Me Show Ya and I Can See. Here they all are, with the back covers shown too so you can see how they look too. Also shown is a poster and the album art booklet that has a rather nice embossed cover…

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Original ravers, The Prodigy have just released a new album, entitled Invaders Must Die on the Cooking Vinyl label. Art direction and design of the album (LP sleeve with its two inner sleeves shown above) is by Paul Insect.


You can also buy the album as a boxed set of five 7-inch singles (box not pictured)

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The hard back book, Money Will Ruin Everything 2, comes with a folded poster acting as a decorative dust jacket – and the 2 CDs themselves, each housed in a delicately coloured card sleeve, are housed in the folds

In 2003 record label Rune Grammofon released a double CD and book called Money Will Ruin Everything to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Now, just over another five years down the line, the label has released Money Will Ruin Everything 2 – a book designed by Kim Hiorthøy that includes new graphic artworks, photos, video stills, seen and unseen sleeve art, a complete label discography, two interviews between Hiorthøy and the label’s founder Rune Kristoffersen, an essay on the label’s record covers by Adrian Shaughnessy and forewords by Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis and Rolling Stone magazine’s David Fricke. Here are some spreads from the book:

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When we were in new Nike store 1948 (see previous post) we picked up a copy of The AM90 Sound boxed vinyl pack – adorned with artwork by Dutch illustrator Parra. The box set of eight vinyl records, a book and a DVD is the fruition of a project which saw photographer Shawn Mortensen travel across Europe and hanging out with eight young musicians from different cities who are all fans of Nike’s classic AirMax 90 (AM90) trainer. Each musician provided previously unreleased tracks for their vinyl disc in the box set. Design wise, the eight 12-inch record covers and 12-inch book can be arranged to form a 3x3ft version of Parra’s box top illustration (above).

To watch the documentary and for more info on the project, click here

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