Volume 001

Orbiting

September 2015
Look & Listen

Listen Now

Side A

A1: Olympic Ayres – “Control”
A2: Lostboycrow – ‘HiyHiy”
A3: Robyn Sherwell – “Islander”
A4: LANY – Bad, Bad, Bad””
A5: Fantastic Fantastic – “The Night”

Side B

B1: RKCB – “Baptize”
B2: Karl Kling – “I Will Wait”
B3: Mont Oliver – “19”
B4: Pr0-files – “Forgive”
B5: Rose Quartz – “Leaving Now” (Instrumental Version)

Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition - 2016

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Features

The front cover consists of ten diecut holes punched through the matte coated fully black-printed stock. A clear UV spot varnish marks the orbiting paths of the planets with printed thin concentric circles. The diecut planets reveal through to the interior spread and take on solid colors that correspond to the colors of the sun and its planets. The packaging opens to reveal a full spread illustration of astronauts taking a leisurely trip through the galaxy, with various colored screens and gauges which showed through on the cover. The spread has three small diecut holes that reveal through to the inner sleeve and show the track number, artist, and song title when the sleeve is pulled out. The disc itself is moon-like marbled grey vinyl, and the package also came with a small sticker sheet with other objects that could be applied to orbit around the sun on the cover or outside of the astronaut’s window.

About the artist:

After growing up in Lilburn, Georgia, Joseph Veazey attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah and Atlanta. After school he spent two years at Adult Swim on an incredible team designing DVDs, billboards, posters, and a giant inflatable bathing cat. In 2012 he relocated to NYC where he served as Art Director for fashion designer Azede Jean-Pierre, designing her entire identity and first several seasons of lookbooks and invites. After spending time freelancing for clients such as Vice, Tribeca Film Festival, Nickelodeon, Moog, and Fools Gold Records, he is currently Senior Designer for Adult Swim from his Brooklyn studio. His work has been selected for the Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), Graphis Poster Annual, Communication Arts Design Annual and more, as well as appearing in multiple national and international design books and magazines. Prints he has designed in collaboration with Azede Jean-Pierre have been showcased by Elle, WWD, Glamour, Essence, InStyle and Paper Magazine, and have been worn by Solange, Lady Gaga, Gillian Jacobs, and others.

Intro Letter:

And so it begins. The big red button is pushed, the ground moves beneath us, and nothing is ever the same again.

If holding this very first volume of Vinyl Moon feels exciting to you, then you can imagine the thrill I’m feeling as I introduce you to it. This record has been a long time in the making. Reaching back even farther than the first seedling idea of Vinyl Moon is the history of these bands and the stories behind these songs. It is such an honor to have them be a part of this project. And to work with Joe Veazey on this artwork was
clearly a treat. His attention to detail and passion for taking ideas to the next level are exactly what Vinyl Moon is all about. Joe and I both knew that the design for this very first Volume had to be special. To launch this project properly would require something astronomical. Something that would send people’s brains into orbit. Something out of this world. And so we began.

I couldn’t be prouder with how this first Volume turned out. I hope you take a moment to sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of a project you helped create. A million thank yous to everyone who backed Vinyl Moon on Kickstarter. See you all next month.

– Brandon

p.s. In the spirit of sharing music and art through analog channels, every Volume of
Vinyl Moon will include a set of postcards that feature each song’s artwork and lyrics.
Break out the pens and pencils!

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