Scotty, We did.

Recent CD Projects | Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

We just finished up this digipak design for Scotty Don’t, a band out of Providence, RI. Don’t tell anyone, but the guys in Scotty Don’t are members of the well-known, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime. We had a lot of fun working on this project—collaging photos and hand-drawing type.

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Are you old school (relatively speaking)?

Recent CD Projects | Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

We are, and have to say we’re pretty stoked to work up the art direction for this Letters to Cleo b-sides collection to compliment their reunion tour. The Cleos and the extended band family have always been a very loyal lot, we couldn’t be more appreciative. We were given the very daunting task of pulling this artwork together within a weeks notice. Lots of scanning, hand writing, weathering, image chopping and duct taping was necessary. Full props must go to USA Michael Eisenstein for the initial concept which honors the rough and ready, cut and paste, design aesthetic of the 1990’s indie rock packaging. We had the luxury of using a bunch really great photos taken by Steve Latham. If you don’t know him – you should!

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Can’t make a CD without breaking some eggs

Recent CD Projects,Recent Logo Projects | Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Sometimes, it’s the simple idea that makes the cut. That was the case with our design for the latest release from Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives. Without much more than the album title to work with, we pitched this concept to them which utilized our own photography and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. Fortunately for us, the guys in the band can take a joke, and the theme was continued throughout the entire package. We’ll do a full reveal once we have the CD in hand, but in the meantime, we’d also like to draw your attention to the “Zero Down Entertainment” logo that we also designed for the record label.

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Stars & Curses

Recent CD Projects | Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Here is a sneak preview of the new full length release we just finished up for our friend Coby Brown. A Boston native who now resides in LA, Coby is a singer-songwriter making soulful indie-pop music. The artwork explores the ideas of fate, randomness, destiny and triumph. Although the digipak is still in production, but we’re so excited, we just had to blog about it.

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Check your Fakts

Recent CD Projects,Sounds We're Digging | Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

We’re happy to report that a record we designed about 5 years ago has finally been manufactured and about to hit the streets. For those of you who don’t know Fakts One, he’s 1/3 of the Perceptionists (Mr. Lif and Akrobatik) and one hell of a DJ. We hadn’t heard a bunch of these tracks until recently, but it was well worth the wait!

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Bringing the weaponery

Recent CD Projects | Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

If you’re from Boston, you know Kay—or at least, the legend that is. If you don’t know who Kay Hanley is, you need to. She is a supremely talented songwriter / singer / guitarist, this record kills it. One of our first high-profile CDs we art directed was for her former band, Letters to Cleo (GO! – Warner Bros Records). Kay is one of our favorite and most loyal clients. Check out what she wrote about us on her blog.

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Akrobatik’s new album arrived

Recent CD Projects,Sounds We're Digging | Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

We just received samples of Ak’s new album that dropped this week. Did we mention we designed the 12in as well as the CD? We were enthusiastic about seeing the artwork on the matte finished goodness of the LP sleeve—have to say it looks pretty sweet!

Akrobatik’s new release

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Flogging Molly

Recent CD Projects | Monday, January 28th, 2008

Our homies at Side One Dummy hired us to art direct the new Flogging Molly album. Here’s the final cover:

Flogging Molly \"Float\" cover

Along the way we developed a number of cover treatments, some that we may or may not have been more enthusiastic about, here’s a sampling:

\"Float\" alternate covers

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Zox your sox off

Recent CD Projects,Recent Logo Projects | Monday, January 28th, 2008

Zox released their 3rd full-length “Line In The Sand” on Side One Dummy. These dudes from Providence, Rhode Island have crafted quite the album of indie rock joy. We designed the CD packaging as well as a new type-driven logo.

Zox \"A Line in the Sand\" cover

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Tim McCoy

Recent CD Projects | Monday, January 28th, 2008

Tim McCoy is a helluva guy. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Tim and his many bands for years. Check out his solo record “Late Nights On Washington,” you’ll love it!

Tim McCoy \"Late Nights on Washington\" cover

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