I recently finished up the Happy Holy Roar 4 cassette packaging project that's been ongoing for the last couple of months. To create a box for the cassette with a Christmas theme that will then be added to with ribbons/coloured tissue paper by Alex at Holy Roar before sending them out. The base of the single box is taller than it should be so that the lid doesn't rest on the ground making it easier to open. Part way through the project Alex contacted me to come up with a megabox to hold all 15 variations of the cassette, these, like the single cassette boxes were made to order. The logo on the lid of the megabox is made using adhesive vinyl.
I wanted to update the website every week with goings on, but it's been pretty busy here, and some of the updates would have been pretty dull, so here's an update a month and a half later than planned.
Since the last update a lot has been going on, we launched the basic slipcase with Dad Rocks! Big Scary Covers EP.
I recently finished the first run of the Natural card case for the Wot Gorilla EP New Arrival on Idle Hands Club Records
The reaction to the double pop out case has been brilliant so far from people who’ve bought one or people who’ve just seen the video on YouTube, there are still a few more to make up then thats it for this run. The design is available for bands and labels to use for an upcoming release, just get in touch. This is the first run of the basic slipcase for the next Dad Rocks! EP, all being well all 100 cases will have a unique colour combination of slip cases and inserts.
Things have been slow due to many little hiccups here and there, but things are going again. I should hopefully be getting the layouts for the Big Scary Monsters 100th release this week, itâ€™s been delayed for numerous reasons I wonâ€™t go into but at the moment theyâ€™ve been printed, Iâ€™ve just got to wait to hear theyâ€™re cut to pick them up and make them all.
Itâ€™s taken seven weeks to go from the first idea to finishing the first batch of 50 Dad Rocks! cases. Having the original artwork to work from made it much easier to come up with the idea, it was pretty much finalised within three days, then artwork / images / measurements were tested and prototyped in the next couple of weeks with roughly 7 or 8 prototypes being made. Each case has 10 parts, all of which have to be cut, 7 of which have to be scored aswell.