album covers – ghost box

06Feb08

Another great record label with its own resident designer/musician is the UK’s Ghost Box, which I read about in an issue of The Wire from last year. Julian House does all the label’s covers, drawing on the traditional layout of paperback publishers like Pelican for a “institutional-retro” look. As stated in the label’s manifesto, the music of Ghost Box artists references “music for schools, cosmic horror stories, library music, English surrealism, and the dark side of psychedelia.” All of which is palpable in the nostalgic feel of their album covers.

Mount Vernon Arts Lab – The Seance at Hobs Lane:

mount vernon arts lab - the seance at hobs lane

The Focus Group – We are All Pan’s People:

The Focus Group - We are All Pan’s People

Belbury Poly – The Owl’s Map:

Belbury Poly - The Owl’s Map

The Advisory Circle – Mind How You Go:

The Advisory Circle - Mind How You Go

The Focus Group – Hey Let Loose Your Love:

The Focus Group - Hey Let Loose Your Love

Eric Zann – Ouroborindra:

Eric Zann - Ouroborinda

Belbury Poly – The Willows:

Belbury Poly - The Willows

The Focus Group – Sketches and Spells:

The Focus Group - Sketches and Spells

Belbury Poly – Farmer’s Angle:

Belbury Poly - Farmer’s Angle

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