Now I can die happy. Depicted above are the LP and Single for the new Peter Peter Hughes album "Fangio," just released last week. That's right--I've now done album art--for vinyl.
This is the thing now among the musical cognoscenti--pressing yr latest opus on limited edition vinyl. It's all digital downloads or this. A trend about as unexpected as it is cool.
It's two colors (black + red) silkscreened onto "chipboard" sleeves. And I did the benday dots to get a range of dark reds/browns out of the two colors, and it totally worked! Those old comic book dudes were onto something....I was pretty happy with the art when I sent it off for the printers, but once we were handed the physical album/single I was blown away by how cool they turned out. Nothing like the smell of fresh ink and the feel of the cardboard in your hand. In this world of virtual production, a physical object seems stunningly "real."
Check it out at Pete's blog!