Trey Anastasio Paper Wheels
G R A M M Y A W A R D N O M I N E E 2 0 1 6 . Upon listening to Trey’s album, Paper Wheels, Varnish realized that with the 12 songs building upon many of the same themes – the entire package should also have the same gestalt and feel visually layered. By creating a custom designed die-cut double gatefold package, it was possible to have 6 nested sleeves for the A/B record and 6 nested sleeves for the C/D record (for the 12 songs). This layering allowed every element from the record’s paper label to the 6 sleeves and the container of the gatefold to all be visible simultaneously creating that “one from many” look.
Matt Taylor a.k.a. Matt Varnish (or simply “Varnish”) is a Grammy award-winning art director and the proprietor of Varnish Studio Inc. Founded in August of 2006, Varnish Studio Inc has worked with some of the most prominent names and brands in music and entertainment today from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Blizzard Entertainment. Varnish prides itself on the ability to quickly adapt to a client’s needs and create compelling art and design across a wide spectrum of genres and applications. Varnish has extensive packaging experience and can provide complete production and manufacturing solutions in addition to the design.
Over the past few years, Varnish has expanded its services to include the craft beer industry, offering design, production, merchandising, packaging, websites and branding. In 2012, Varnish’s Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set won the attention of the craft beer world as well as a BevStar award for “Most Innovative Product Collection.”
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