Nowadays it’s becoming increasingly more important that artists, especially independent, really use their imagination when it comes to presentation. It’s pretty tough to be creative with digital tracks, however focusing your creativity on tangible items will not go unnoticed. Not only does your creativity help make your music (or merch) stand out and get people talking about you, but it also adds value and that gives your fans a reason to make the purchase. Since so many choose to follow the path most taken, it’s not easy to find music releases, in this case vinyl, that really goes outside the box when it comes to packaging and presentation. I’ve recently come across several that I believe really put some creative effort into their vinyl release and I wanted to share them with you for ideas and inspiration for your own release, hopefully on Hifidelics. ;)
These are in no particular order…
Lapse, or Richard Vergez, released this beauty. It’s a 10″ box set that comes in a hand-crafted wooden box and equipped with collage artwork from the artist. The vinyl is clear 10″ lathe-cut and unfortunately only one was made. Extremely limited edition, but a gorgeous example all the same. Clicking this image will take you to the Flickr page where you can read more about this release.
Next up is a new split 7” between The Everybody and Stationary Odyssey (featuring members of the Pixies) comes with an awesome custom silk-screened wooden casing. The vinyl record, itself, looks pretty interesting, as well.
Venturing away from the wooden packaging we have a very eye-catching release from Martin Creed & Box Codax. These white records come in a neon-colored frame and the center label is hand painted by Martin Creed, and signed by both artists. This release limited to a total quantity of only (100).
This final example isn’t so much focusing on the design of their packaging, but concept is very cool. This vinyl record comes from the band, Why I Must Be Careful, and is limited to (100) copies. “Each of the limited-edition albums is housed in a handmade wooden frame that has spent enough time inside of a beehive for a colony to form their iconic honeycomb structures on either side of the record”. The album is appropriately titled, Honeycomb.
I’ll keep updating you with new vinyl releases that stand out from the crowd. If you have your own concept or would like to discuss some of your ideas, I, or Hifidelics, would be glad to assist you. Feel free to hit us up at: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also check out our other posts about some creative vinyl release.