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Innovative cork album cover is a screen-printed delight

Cork CD packaging

The screen-printed illustrations come together to create a single image

The music business may be mainly about downloads these days, but a decent album cover design remains vital to the success of a new release, and a recent revival in vinyl has guaranteed a future for the discipline. Album artwork (opens in new tab) has truly come into its own in the past few years, with some absolutely stunning offerings.

This packaging design (opens in new tab) for Wall to Wall Carpeting's album 'Piliad Echons (opens in new tab)' was inspired by the title itself. Created by Greece based design agency Bend (opens in new tab), they experimented with a number of unconventional materials including cork. Teamed with a screen-printed illustration of an underground river, it's really rather beautiful.

If you aren't already impressed, the album has six unique, single colour, screen printed covers that when placed together assemble a full-scale image. It's a work of art that perfectly mimics the feel of the songs produced.

Cork CD packaging

Cork CD packaging

Cork CD packaging

Cork CD packaging

Cork CD packaging

[via The Die Line (opens in new tab)]

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.