H.P. Zinker “Mountains of Madness”

H.P. Zinker “Mountains of Madness

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


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
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Package design
Format: Package, Album cover


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