Ultra Lounge Leopard Skin Sampler

Ultra Lounge Leopard Skin Sampler

Capitol Records, Hollywood, California, 1996


The original lounge music from the late ’50s and early ’60s was intended for “lonely guys with hi-fi’s.” The current rejuvenation of this music owes its resurgence to a new generation, who has discovered a life-style around this bachelor-pad music—cocktails, clothing, dancing, cigars, even movies. Capitol was the home to lounge kings Les Baxter and Martin Denny, among other notables. Finding the right combination of faux fur and iridescent plastic proved to be the challenge for the packaging to help create a collectible sampler culled from our twelve previously issued Ultra Lounge CDs.

Collections: Sound Off: The Top 100 CDs, Music Videos and Print Collateral
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Package design
Format: Package, Album cover


Design firm
Capitol Records
Art directors
Tommy Steele, Andy Engel
Andy Engel
Don Miller
AGI, Inc.