Sparklehorse “VivaDixieSubmarineTransmissionPlot”

Sparklehorse “VivaDixieSubmarineTransmissionPlot

Capitol Records, Hollywood, California, 1996


The thing designers dread most in doing an album project is hearing that the artists have done their own photography. It usually entails hours of work to try and create a platform for the two artistic qualities to merge. Interestingly, though, the genius of this package lay entirely in the photos created by Mark Linkous in his backyard. The challenge was not how to use them but rather which ones to use. We have yet to work on another project where the artist was so in tune with who they were and what they were all about.

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 director
Mark Linkous
Paul Brown
Mark Linkous