Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Friday + New Releases!

It’s a whopping 45° in Chicago today! This is cause for celebration, as well and the release of two projects of mine:

Polyvinyl Records has announced the pre-order for Of Montreal's “Controller Sphere” EP today. I worked on the EP packaging/layout last December when we were staying at the Ace Hotel in Portland, OR. During our visit, I met the awesome folks at Tender Loving Empire, a new favorite label of mine. The EP is in traditional digipak, and the vinyl version has a beautiful flood coat of PMS 205C – a really nice, solid pink I chose to accent the artwork.

Also released today is the Of Montreal artist book that I've been working off and on for a while, called “What’s Weird?”. The book has a nice format for viewing: 11.75" square with 132 pages of colorful, intense paintings, sketches, and thoughtful anecdotes from artist David Barnes. His fantastical style of paintings allowed me to make some fun decisions for the book's typography, and fun design choices for the hardcover version of the book.

You can pre-order both the Controller Sphere EP and the What's Weird book here.