Do you remember the days when looking for a certain piece of music regularly turned into a marathon run from one record store to the next? The days when music television was actually exactly that: Music & television. Or the days when you fiddled with the mechanical equalizer of your no-name-walkman, trying to get a little more treble out of your no-name-tape. Some people say, music had another meaning back then. A physical value that is widely considered to be lost in our digital day and age.
With my custom covers I am not only trying to enjoy my personal time and provide you with some neat stuff to gaze upon. I’m also trying to regain some of that personal value for me. By spending time with my digital music collection and actively concern myself with it, it somehow becomes more precious. It isn’t just a bunch of bits and bytes anymore.
Another neat thing that adds value to any music collection are digital booklets. They’re PDF files containing images, liner notes and other information and were meant as a digital equivalent to your regular CD booklet or jewel case insert. I’m collecting them ever since and decided to add them to my offered custom covers. I’ve also started creating them myself, be it remakes of real booklets or complete self-creations. They allow me to try out different design approaches which is a welcome change every now and then.
Below you can find all digital booklets published so far. For further information on my self-made booklets, please have a look at the individual blog posts.