i play bass in an indie pop band, dorisdelay ( http://www.dorisdelay.com
) and we are slowly finishing up the recording process on our triple album (over thirty songs.) since we are releasing everything ourselves, the next step after recording and mastering and what not is getting the packaging together. this is where i need your help! i know we could simply buy a three cd jewel case and insert a booklet into it, but to me that seems silly and boring.
so here are the goals
1. unique cd cases for three cds and possibly a box/carrier/book to hold the cd cases.
2. a format that allows for some sort of printing, embossing, etc
3. cases and boxes that are compartmental, i.e. to slide paper booklets, paper craft toys, etc. into it.
4. a format that is easily replicated. we are trying an initial press of 500 (that's 1500 cds) and the four of us plus friends and girlfriends will be doing all the packaging. if the outcome is worth it, though, we are all willing to put in the hours needed.
-four to six people able to work all christmas breaik
-two sewing machines
-access to laser color copiers and printers
-200 dollar budget (only including materials, not actual copies of booklet etc)
some ideas we've had.
-bind books with cardboard and contactpaper or fabric with the cd sleeves, booklet, and other goodies inside (akin to radioheads' amnesiac or kid a special edition, i forget)
-some sort of die cut rectangle window on the cover to insert interchangeable artwork/photographs
-plastic or cardboard boxes for the cd sleeves decorated to look like animals with felt or three d modelling
-embossing stamps etc...
-cardboard carrying case that would fold out to be sleeves for the cds etc..
-magnet levitating cd case
-simple power source included inside of cd boxes that would illuminate with a flashlight bulb some art on the front.
any other ideas or practical ways to implement these ideas would be most most most obliged.
thanks so much