A-Trak – also known as Alain Macklovitch – is a Canadian DJ, turntablist and record producer who's probably best known for his work with Armand Van Helden as Duck Soup, and their cult club classic, Barbra Streisand.
As well as that, though, he's spent a lot of the last ten years remixing other people's music, and to celebrate he's released a compilation of his remix work on his own label, Fool's Gold.
Handling everything from the packaging for the box set of seven-inch singles through to the individual record labels, DIA has created a powerful and minimal typographic identity for this collection that looks even better when it moves.
The most notable parts of the project are, of course, the 12 typographic covers for the singles. Each cover was approached as an individual piece of typographic art, embodying both the music and the track title, and every piece had to work both as a static print and as an animation.
So as not to distract from the intensity of the artwork, DIA devised a minimal typographic identity for the accompanying 32-page booklet, and to give the layouts an extra conceptual layer, it brought in the looping motif used on the front and back cover of the box.
The end results, we're sure you'll agree, are pretty stunning. You can take a closer look over at the DIA site, and if you want to get really up close then you can buy the limited edition box set from Fool's Gold.