Category Archives: Product

The Originator

We take for granted that almost all musical recordings are packaged with some sort of visual artwork. That wasn’t always the case. Back in 1938, art director and designer Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover—much more attractive than the previous brown wrappers. In a Dwell interview, he said “Just plain design didn’t mean a damn […]

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Boomboxing

Photographer Lyle Owerko and inimitable Fab 5 Freddy talk boomboxes with NPR Music.

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Triple Decker

Jack White puts a 7″ record inside a 12″ record. For real. Watch the extraction at about 1:15. Jack designed and United Record Pressing built the triple decker record. Label Thirdman Records’ tagline is “Your Turntable’s Not Dead”—nice sentiment.

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Head Space Odyssey

Monolith meet stereophonic TMA-1. Its name is a nod to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Minimal, rugged, black DJ headphones designed by KiBiSi for AIAIAI not an alien race. via Arkitip Intel and Dezeen

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Ammunition Beats

Beats by Dr. Dre by Ammunition. Robert Brunner and company involved with product, naming, packaging, and strategy.

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Got Game

First peek at the controller for DJ Hero, Activision’s Guitar Hero spin-off (har har). Why is the pic cropped on the left? Hmm… via CrunchGear Update: Turntable and mixer controllers designed by Yves Behar and the crew at fuseproject.

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