Lou Reed “Set the Twilight Reeling”

Lou Reed “Set the Twilight Reeling

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


The title song of this album talks about a new star emerging. We tried to illustrate the metamorphosis from his dark prince character to a newfound man by illustrating a deep blue tinted jewel case in combination with a very bright printed portrait of Lou on the booklet cover. Opened up, the back of the booklet, the design of the CD itself, and the tray card together form a diagram of an eclipse, the ultimate twilight. The typographic style inside reflects the content of the lyrics.

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