H.P. Zinker “Mountains of Madness”

H.P. Zinker “Mountains of Madness

Sagmeister, Inc., New York, New York, 1996

Description

The lyrics of this CD deal with angst and schizophrenia in big-city life. When I first arrived in New York, I saw an old, quite distinguished man coming toward me on the sidewalk. Just as he passed me, he freaked and started to shout obscenities at nobody in particular.

When the singer of H.P. Zinker told me what the lyrics were about, the old man came to mind again. Tom Schierlitz took a calm and a frantic picture of an old man. We printed the calm one in green and overprinted the frantic image in red If you put this into a red tinted plastic case, the green image turns black and the red image becomes invisible because red and green are complimentary colors.

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

Credits

Design firm
Sagmeister, Inc.
Art director
Stefan Sagmeister
Designers
Veronica Oh, Stefan Sagmeister
Photographer
Tom Schierlitz
Typefaces
Bembo, Peignot, Times, Typewriter
Printer
Disc Graphics
Client
Energy Records
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