Prince Rogers Nelson, 1958–2016.
Tokyo design studio Spread has used industrial materials to create minimal CD packaging for Japanese rock band Soutaiseiriron and American producer Jeff Mills’ track Spectrum.
The casing is made from a solid square slab of metal with the CD housed in a cut-out circular section whilst a single metal bolt attached to the centre of the packaging keeps the CD and a circular plastic protective cover in place. The whole thing is wrapped in a plastic bubblewrap envelope, which is labelled with a yellow and black sticker – designed to mimic the caution warnings often found on industrial products.
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie (1947-∞)