The 442s CD Case


I expect music to transport me to various emotional states, but this refreshingly unique CD case from the Husbandmen manages to take me to another physical world as well.

The concept behind the CD packaging is perfectly in tune with the music inside. The creative design duo collaborated with the client – a band called the 442s that explore the possibilities of classical, jazz, folk, and rock – to realize a false world representing this acoustic quartet.

A map is provided for your exploration. Its illustrations act as markers representing moments of inspiration on an imaginary land mass. A pair of diecut compasses supports the idea of navigating in this new place. (Interestingly, the compasses were created from waste paper after diecutting the CD sleeve.)

Paper selection struck a harmonious chord too. For the sleeve, Neenah Environment in Desert Storm was a beautiful backdrop to the blue and orange palette. The blue background color of the map seemed to almost sparkle on the Antique Grey Neenah Classic Crest.

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Husbandmen 442s CD Case


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Project Details

Title The 442s CD Case Client The 442s Date May 2014 Design James Walker, Adam Mannes Print Advertiser's Printing
Saint Louis, MO
Paper Neenah Environment Desert Storm 100 lb. Cover,
Neenah Classic Crest Antique Grey 80 lb. Text

Production Details

Dimensions 5 x 5" Print Quantity 2,000 Production Cost $2,450 Production Time 2 weeks Printing Method Indigo digital Number of Colors CMYK Finishing and Binding Diecut, fold


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