R.E.M. “Monster”

R.E.M. “Monster

Warner Bros. Records, Burbank, California, 1996


Monster” says it all... The package for this limited edition of 54 was mainly conceived, photographed, and designed over three days. The idea was to create an environment of chaos and then follow it to its own conclusion. We tried to create our own monster. Clashing clip art, low-budget photography, and pop colors combined with uncoated paper, varnish, and industrial book materials to form a loose collection of images and ideas that told the same story as the songs, using different words. It is the story around the story. This is a view into the unique environment that created the music, an environment that is rarely shown or captured by the packaging.

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