RDA Selects: Non-Format’s “Dystopian Typographic Acrobatics”

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For the next several weeks, we’ll be running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013.

Black Devil Disco Club Circus album packaging by Non-Format (St. Paul, MN): Kjell Ekhorn, Jon Forss (creative directors/art directors/designers); Géraldine Georges (illustrator); Lo Recordings (client); non-format.com

“Géraldine Georges created the primary imagery for our design of Black Devil’s previous album, Eight Oh Eight, and we jumped at the chance to work with her again when Circus arrived. I think she beautifully captured the dark side of the album’s themes with her mixture of flailing, dislocated body parts and bold, geometric patterns. As a complement to Géraldine’s images, we created a custom typeface that allows the artist’s name and the album title to tumble across every surface of the gatefold sleeve in a display of dystopian typographic acrobatics.” —Jon Forss

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If you haven’t picked up a copy of the 2012 Annual yet, both the print and digital versions are now 25 percent off as part of a series of December sales at MyDesignShop.com.