Category Archives: 12″ single

Blazin’ Squad

Sometimes bands get far better sleeves than perhaps they deserve, and this hip hop crew – Blazin’ Squad – might be an example, though please don’t ask me to listen! It reached the top five of the UK charts in … Continue reading

Posted in 12" single, Crate Digging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Leave or stay?

This Howie B single is an elaborate package for a 12″, with a diecut printed inner sleeve, but a dirty great sticker on the front which ruined the designer’s work for me, so I spent half an hour carefully removing … Continue reading

Posted in 12" single, Crate Digging, Sleeve Designers | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

generic disco

and I don’t mean the music!  Many major labels developed their own generic 12″ single sleeves in the late 70s and 80s.  This saved them the expense of printing special covers for each single, but did give the releases an … Continue reading

Posted in 12" single, Labels, Sleeve Galleries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

12″ gallery

It’s about time I made some inroads into the piles of interesting 12″ sleeve covers I’ve been finding.  It’s almost as if this format is one of the last outposts for interesting vinyl design (I mean have you seen Robert … Continue reading

Posted in 12" single, Sleeve Galleries | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Screenprint-tastic

I like a sleeve which experiments with printing techniques; this Exploding Now 12″ does just that.

Posted in 12" single, Crate Digging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment