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Draplin Design Co., North America

LP cover, CD cover

WE MAKE THINGS FOR ROCKERS: I’ve been pretty fired up to show you this album design for some time now. But of course, I had to wait until release dates and all that stuff. You make these things all hot and heavy, go back and forth with a band, sweat it out, laugh, cry, quit the band, come crawling back on my knees, lug some amps, tune some guitars, whatever…then you hand the art in and wait. Been on pins and needles for a couple months!

Kevin from Portland’s Viva Voce contacted me a couple years back about possibly helping out with some Blue Giant stuff. That’s another band of theirs, aside from Viva Voce. Little more twang, little more Byrds in the mix, you know? Rad shit. Anyhoo, he was threatening us with stuff like this, “We’re gonna work together on something, someday…” And we took his words to heart, and kept a little space free in our wild-ass workload, for that time when he’d called upon our services.

And a year or whatever later, we were lucky to ink a deal with the Viva Voce Music Enterprise, and today, we’re showing you what we made.

Cuz let’s just get something straight, here: This wasn’t for the DDC. This was for a band. The graphics, the overall design-ness, we made it together. They came to me with a pretty specific set of needs and direction, and it was my job to translate and execute. I can’t help but be so excited about what we came up with. Kevin and Anita fed me large plates of awesome reference and feedback, and together, as a team, we made what you are seeing on the site today.

It’s “Viva Voce Day” on the DDC factory floor, and man, pride is PUMPING through our veins. Turn it up!

LP back cover

CD graphic

Vinyl labels

Vinyl insert

CD booklet page

Young lovers who make records as a team!

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VIEW THEIR DIGITAL HUB: Check out their updated site! Lookin’ awesome as hell. Go: vivavoce.com

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VERY LOUD IT PLAYS: The album is streaming here. And it sounds goooood. Turn it up, fuckers!

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WORDS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN: They’ve been written up all over the globe, but where staying close to home for this little offering.

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GET THE VINYL GOING HERE: From Insound if you are big, sedentary lump like us, or, from a local records store with snarky clerks who hate the ground you stand on. Either way, there’s vinyl of this thing, and it’s out and about. Snatch it up, scratch it up.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO: Kevin and Anita for trusting me with their new baby. Wow! To Sarah Jurado’s incredible photography and guidance. To Rob of Jealous Butcher Records for help with templates and the final, crucial steps of handing the shit up to the record label. Thank you, all! Come by the shop, let’s shake on this one!

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01. Viva Voce - The Future Will Destroy You
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There Are 7 Comments

I noticed your credit on the liner notes when I got my copy of the CD Monday. Great work! Awesome art for a great band!

Posted by: laura on 06/23/11 at 10:30 AM

WOW! Truly amazing, inspiring work Draplin! It’s nice to see the tell-tale Draplin elements as well as some newly forged ground. Be proud of this one sir!

Posted by: Mike Kirkpatrick on 06/23/11 at 10:47 AM

Fuckin’ A man, great job. Can’t wait to get my hands on this vinyl. Also: this is Viva Voce’s best album yet.

Posted by: nffcnnr on 06/23/11 at 1:41 PM

this has an awesome retro look, like something my 70yo pops would have laying around.

Posted by: Martin Beran on 06/24/11 at 7:22 AM

so great - what was some of the reference material like. the lp back cover floored me.

Posted by: Dennis on 06/24/11 at 5:55 PM

This is an awesome album, listened to them on KEXP on Friday. Nice work Draplin.

Posted by: styk on 06/27/11 at 9:05 AM

Saw them with the Shins in San Diego a few years back. Really, really rockin’ stuff. Dug their love-bug gig a lot.

Posted by: Joe Putnam on 06/27/11 at 1:54 PM
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