Posts Tagged: The Year’s Best Packaging

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Earlier this year, we feared we would be unable to publish this article as labels paused physical production and artists recorded at home.  Yet our fears were misplaced, as plenty of fine physical editions were produced!  In an odd twist,

ACL 2020 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

Earlier this year, we feared we would be unable to publish this article as labels paused physical production and artists recorded at home.  Yet our fears were misplaced, as plenty of fine physical editions were produced!  In an odd twist,

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

ACL 2014: The Year’s Best Packaging

Album covers provide prospective listeners with a first impression; packaging asks people to look inside.  As physical music sales continue to decrease, a new wave of creative packaging has drawn attention to a limited number of releases.  Such releases are honored

ACL 2014: The Year’s Best Packaging

Album covers provide prospective listeners with a first impression; packaging asks people to look inside.  As physical music sales continue to decrease, a new wave of creative packaging has drawn attention to a limited number of releases.  Such releases are honored