Posts Tagged ‘half-a-beat’

CAANDIDES Half-a-beat 2

August 7, 2013


  web/itunes illustration




*   the object (A4 folded tracing paper, with a unprinted cd), there are 35 editions available for sale on bandcamp or at the gigs!


  the cd is burnt as both a data cd and an audio cd (which means you can listen to it on a hi-fi system and if you put it in a computer you can access additional folders), we designed the icons for each type of file.


  we also altered a series of photos, there are one per track (see a couple more below) and you receive them along with the tracks when you download the EP.



for more infos on the design, read the story of this EP here


Artwork done in collaboration with Gabriel Wéber

Caandides before the art EP /more photos

November 11, 2012

⇞ Back (left) and front (right) of the cd (more infos here) ; there are no informations but the band’s name and the initials of the title.

⇟ Close-ups of the halfttones ; this series is printed on a laser, therefore the pattern is slightly 3D (a bit like a screenprint).

⇟ The sleeve opens at the top (these types of sleeves usually open like this), inside there is a cd wrapped in a 4 pages booklet (I am not even sure I can call that a booklet since its more like a spread).

⇟ The artwork on the actual disc is a variation of the sleeve’s black pattern with bigger dots.

⇟ The booklet/spread comes in several colours (it depends on your luck when buying the cd), it includes the set list on one side and a photo on the other.

⇟ On the central spread there are Before the art’s lyrics -and awesome (and not random) fact, it looks like mountains seen sideways (second image below).

⇟ You can listen to the music on Deezer and Bandcamp (with the old artwork).

⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙ ⊙

⇟ This is the first Before the art cd in an envelope format, the current design is a mix of both the artwork you can see on the bandcamp and the black and white halftoned version below.

⇟ So far, there are two others envelope cds half-a-beat 1 (made in 2010, it’s the green one) and half-a-beat 0 (made in 2011, the one with the hand), they both use halftones and a give a low-fi feel. Everything is hand-made by the whole of Caandides with love.