DIY Album Art book (signed by the author)
The MVA Studio
“In the early 1990’s, a renewed spirt of co-operation and do-it-yourself initiative took hold of the North American punk and hardcore scenes. The new DIY didn’t stop at booking your own tours or self-releasing records, now it involved putting together the very packaging for those records. Hand-gluing sleeves, silk-screening manila envelopes, and raiding thrift-stores for LP jackets that could be re-used became the norm.
From there it was only a matter of time before anything could be used as a record cover. Aluminum foil. Burlap. Vintage wall-paper. Cereal boxes. Tar paper. Anything was up fro grabs. DIY Album Art documents the innovative hand-made packaging developed by labels such as Gravity, Bloodlink, Council, File13, Arcade Kahca, Tree, Donut Friends, Repercussion, and Vermin Scum and those that build on that tradition like Helicopter, Corleone and Auxiliary.”—From the back cover (which I wrote so its pretty accurate)
144 pages / 10.75×8.25″ / Hardcover.
Written by J. Namdev Hardisty with an afterword by Brian Oakley (Corleone Records founder). Designed by The MVA. Published by Mark Batty Publisher.
Signed by author (and the dude that will put this in a box and bring it to the post office) J. Namdev Hardisty. Ask nicely and he will make a drawing in it. But, be warned, there is no evidence to suggest such a drawing will be good.