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Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter

Contributed by Shawn Weston on Sep 29th, 2015. Artwork published in
September 2015
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    The cover, with Weiss Bold at top, and Regular underneath.
    Shawn Weston. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The cover, with Weiss Bold at top, and Regular underneath.

    Got a couple of albums in the mail on Friday, one of them by Julia Holter. The album, called “Have You In My Wilderness” is astounding. The minimalist design of the packaging, by Matthew Cooper at Domino Records, is the perfect accompaniment to the music.

    The black-and-white photography is framed by a stark white background. The font used is Weiss, designed by Emil Rudolf Weiss in 1928. It has such a distinct personality, partly due to the unusual shift from thick to thin in the vertical strokes. I found it to be a very inviting choice for the overall design. I also love to see a barcode complement the design instead of blemished by it, as seen on the back of the album. This again shows how the use of one strong font can carry an entire design.

    Enjoy the photography and the use of Weiss in Cooper’s design. Oh, and give a listen to the album, too! You won’t regret it.

    More pictures of the album design at sweston.com

    The cover, with Weiss Bold at top, and Regular underneath.
    Shawn Weston. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The back cover. Text set in Weiss. Barcode elegantly done.

    The cover, with Weiss Bold at top, and Regular underneath.
    Shawn Weston. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The inside cover. Text set in Weiss.

    The cover, with Weiss Bold at top, and Regular underneath.
    Shawn Weston. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Inside

    The cover, with Weiss Bold at top, and Regular underneath.
    Shawn Weston. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The disc. Titles set in Weiss.

    The cover, with Weiss Bold at top, and Regular underneath.
    Shawn Weston. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Inside the liner notes. Lyrics and song titles set in Weiss.

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