Love Lust Faith + Dreams Deluxe Set
Design and create the Super Deluxe Box Set to accompany the release of Academy Award winning Jared Leto's musical project latest release
Supplied with only the idea of using the triad and the tones of cloud imagery as well as the large amount content to be included (double vinyl, CD, DVD and photo book) our missive was to develop a structure engaging to the fan while maintaining Jared's artistic vision.
By creating a wing tri-fold package to articulate the the spreading horizon we pressed white vinyl as well as a white triad USB to compliment the cover art of the photo book as well as the label art on the CD and DVD. Lithographs personally chosen by Jared and signed by the entire band were also included in this special offering
The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale Limited Edition
Eric Clapton, the only three time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (once as a solo artist and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream) and multiple Grammy Award winner, completed an album as an homage to long time influencer and friend, JJ Cale, who died a year earlier, for his label Surfdog Records. It featured 16 Cale songs performed by Clapton, Christine Lakeland, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White.
Total Box was asked by Surfdog to design and create a special package for release. Provided only with two photos of the front and back of JJ’s favorite guitar, Total Box’s challenge was to find a way through packaging celebrating the remarkable life of JJ Cale while introducing a new album to the Clapton fan base in this limited edition set.
Total Box focused on the ingenuity of JJ Cale by designing a custom made USB turnbuckle, mimicking the one he used to rig his favorite guitar when he found the unfortunate fate of having its back fall off while on tour. By featuring JJ’s ingenuity Total Box left it up to Clapton to showcase his music to celebrate this incredible man. Total Box finished off the design of this 9” x 12” package with limited edition CDs, lithographs and book to make it a one of a kind offering.
Girl With A Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack Deluxe Vinyl Set
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross, with their first film music work since receiving the Academy Award for their work on "The Social Network" are commissioned by Sony Pictures for music to the film "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" Working with long time NIN's art director Rob Sheridan, design the deluxe vinyl version of the release
Creating a durable easy-to-use structure for the fan that can house 6 pieces of vinyl, custom designed USB, a poster and to give enough lead time for signatures from both Trent and Atticus to be included.
Creating a 13" x 13" book with a reinforced spine containing 7 sleeves to house all the vinyl and poster as well as 16 pages of art. The book was then supported further with an acrylic slipcase tainted to give the impression of the image suspended under ice. Cut black Sierra cloth was sent to both Trent and Atticus along with a large supply of Sharpies months before fabrication for signatures, which in turn was die cut and placed on the inside cover of the book. Above the signatures was a custom built razorblade USB necklace mimicking the one worn by the main character from the film, offering a seamless connection from the film to the soundtrack to the fan.
Multi-platinum artist Incubus took over a warehouse space in their native Los Angeles for a week and invited fans in every night to participate in workshops, webcasts and performances. They performed their entire catalog in sequence over this time period.
The intent was to offer a "high-engagement" level both online and offline to their fans that were in attendance as well as to those geographically challenged.
Besides focusing entirely on the content of the media, which featured every nights performance in vinyl, CD as well as the filming of each night edited to both standard DVD and BluRay, Total Box also incorporated the actual canvases that were hung on the space walls that were drawn on by both the fans and members of the band into a 48 page photo book. Gracing the cover of the photobook each piece of canvas was then signed by each member of the band giving the purchaser's of this unique item an actual take away piece from the event itself. The digital images of the canvases placed side by side were the inspiration of the inside lid cover art for the package.
Deluxe Vinyl Box Set
Third Eye Blind offers a numbered limited edition 180-gram vinyl boxed set of their catalog and bonus tracks, including the full-lyric version of “Slow Motion”. The collection marks the first vinyl release for Out of the Vein and the Red Star EP. Four of the albums have been printed in rare colored vinyl, and the self-titled debut features the original cream colored album cover.
The band also wanted to create enough space in the slipcase to house their next release on vinyl.
Utilizing sierra black cloth as the wrap for the set, Total Box also created a "place holder" made of the same material, heavy chip board and embossed with the Third Eye Blind logo. An added bonus to the fans was each place holder was signed by founding members Stephan Jenkins and Brad Hargreaves prior to fabrication.
The Paradigm Shift Deluxe Set
The eleventh album from American nu metal band Korn and it's first featuring original guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since 2003.
The art provided for the project was rich and full of depth. Besides the actual recording there was an enormous amount of content the band wanted to include in the deluxe set.
Rather than take a two dimensional approach it was determined to try to offer the art in a layered fashion to keep it's depth in the presentation. The result was offering the cover art in a 3-click lenticular. The actual structure was a winged tri-fold to hold the double albums as well as CD, DVD, USB, photobook and and 4 lithographs, one signed by each member of the band.
Infinity Overhead Deluxe
Seattle indie rock group's fifth album and second for Dangerbird Records. With minimal supplied content focus was put on the explosive colors for the project. Printed on a heavier weighted paper and soft lamination to the cover wrap project included 180 gram vinyl, CD, signed lithograph and custom printed turntable mat.
Limited Edition Vinyl Set
Produced for Mindless Records under the art direction of Grammy Award winner David Gorman, this is a collector's version of Wingless Angels Volumes I &II, the acclaimed recordings from the world of Rastafarian Nyahbinghi music. Originally issued on CD digitally in 2010. Assembled and recorded with Keith Richards, this collection includes the last known studio recordings of legendary Jamaican music pioneer Justin Hinds. It is a 4-LP set on red, green, black and gold vinyl. Side eight features an etching of the Lion Of Judah used on the album's cover. This book-bound collection also includes essays and photos previously available only in the Wingless Angels Limited Edition Box Set.
Bring The Noise: The Hits, Vids and Docs Box Set
Rock and Rock Hall of Fame inductee Public Enemy had assembled work from their post Def Jam days, a mass compilation of studio and live recordings, videos, documentaries and concert footage.
The work itself consisted of 3 CDs and 3 DVDs, along with a photobook, t-shirt and signed lithograph by Chuck D. They wanted to focus on both the youth market as well as the classic market that grew up on their music prior to these recordings.
Given the amount of material and the context of the name Public Enemy, the offering was made to mimic that of a metal gun case with the embossed PE logo on the lid.
Dark Adrenaline Super Deluxe Box Set Edition
This is the sixth studio album by the Italian metal band for their label Cnetury Media. Cover art consisted of photos of vials labeled with the chemical compound drawing of adrenaline.
To create a package that would play off of the band's album title, Dark Adrenaline.
Create the package from a metal medic box. The package contains a vinyl album, CD digipak, hardcover photo book (40 pages), poster, sticker, guitar pick, autographed lithographs, ink vials, and a custom built syringe pen.
Old Sock Deluxe
Old Sock is the 21st studio album by English rock guitarist and singer Eric Clapton and his first for label Surfdog Records. It features two new compositions ("Gotta Get Over" and "Every Little Thing"), and covers of some of his favorite songs from childhood to the current day. It also features several guests including Steve Winwood, JJ Cale and Paul McCartney This is Cale's final major recorded contribution before his death in July 2013
Given just 15 days to conceive and complete with minimum artwork consisting of photos taken from the artist's backyard in both his British and Antigua homes.
In order to meet deadline kept work very minimalistic, consisting of a wrap to feel of that "sock". Media was made of CD and credit card USB while the art was laid out to express a change of seasons.
Janiva is an American blues and soul singer and songwriter who is only the second woman recipient of the BB KIng Entertainer of the Year awarded by the Blues Foundation. This is her tenth album release and her first since departing from Alligator Records. Besides the CD of the album the set featured a never before released live performance as well as signed handwritten lyric sheets and photos.
Glen Campbell American Treasure is a limited edition box set compilation with three CDs and one DVD released by Surfdog Records. The set’s DVD features select musical and comedic performances by Campbell and guests on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, broadcast on CBS-TV between 1969 and 1972.
Create a package focusing on this incredible career that had a signature piece as it relates to the artist.
A tri-fold leather wrapped book to house the CDs and DVD along with the tour photobook held together by a belt with a detachable belt buckle made in the image of his long time logo of the starburst. This 3" diameter buckle, created utilizing 3D printing techniques was constructed of a zinc metal.
A promotional piece created for the Sundance Channel and sent to their channel affiliates to promote their original program Rectify. Behind the scenes photographs by world renowned photographer James Minchin, the book was wrapped in sierra black cloth with debossed title and channel recognition housed in a slipcase.
How to Become Clairvoyant Deluxe Box Set
Review from The Huffington Post:
Robbie Robertson - How To Become Clairvoyant (Limited Edition Box Set)
In 2011, Robbie Robertson's album How To Become Clairvoyant was not only one of the more satisfying releases of the year, but it also was the artist's most personal statement about his life, covering topics from spirituality to the breakup of The Band. But Robertson reveals oodles more through a limited, signed, expanded box set version of the album, and it includes more treats than most collectibles attempt to gather.
For instance, there is an outstanding book included, featuring over fifty pages of art, with exquisite photos and notes that span the intellectual to the heartfelt. There are contributions by artist Richard Prince, photographer Anton Corbijn, magician Ricky Jay, Sante D'Orazio, Maureen Lambray and photographer and designer, David Jordan Williams. This box also features a set of five 12″ x 12″ lithographs with each set individually numbered, one being Williams' commemorative Canadian stamp image. Yet another book is a "music" assembly that contains a CD the twelve original tracks from How To Become Clairvoyant plus another disc with ten bonus tracks. The additional CD highlights six "songwriter" versions, two outtakes, and two exclusive box set tracks.
But if you're into vinyl, no worries, there are also three 180-gram, see-through platters covering the project's material. You want to play with a few of the tracks yourself? Then you'll enjoy the three multi-track files of "When The Night Was Young," "He Don't Live Here No More," and "This Is Where I Get Off," Robertson's moving nod to his moving on from The Band. Eight 4.25″ x 6.25″ tarot cards, with song titles such as "Luke The Drifter," "Axman," "Levitation," and others, exclusively designed for this package. There's even a high res, digital version of the album, possibly making this box the most thorough delivery system of a celebrated album to date.