Nice twelve-incher

Most of Audioweb’s records have fairly minimal graphics, plain type over urban photography. I’m going to have to keep an eye open after this one turned up in a bargain bin last week. A promotional 12″, someone has come up with a new felt pen drawn logo in the style of many an American rap outfit, albeit still nicely laid back.

audioweb 12"

A Manchester band, formed in 1991 as The Sugar Merchants, before changing their name to Audioweb in 1995, this 12″ is on the Mother label, through Polydor, an imprint set up by members of U2. The group disbanded in 1999.

The sleeve is really nicely executed, with a grainy photograph edge to edge and traditional 12″ disco bag cut-out centre hole, through which the image is continued across the label, just a white circle round the edge of the label to break the flow. The flip works in the same way, using a different photograph.

There are no design credits anywhere.

About simon robinson

Having worked as a graphic designer in the music industry, mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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