In 2001 mates Andrew Khedoori and Mark Gowing based an unbiased document label with a singular purpose: to offer like-minded listeners with good music and congruous design. Inevitably, Preservation Music’s groundbreaking packaging and canopy artwork grew to become important to the label’s evolution, the course of which now you can hint in Outside Material – a limited-edition hardcover of 500 copies designed by Mark Gowing at Formist Studio.
No matter its printed design, each CD cowl employs folded paper as bundle, providing the listener, or person, an intimate and tactile expertise. Consequently, Outdoors Materials’s image-drenched pages current music as one thing greater than sound – these creations are materials objects to see, maintain and cherish.
That includes an illuminating essay by music and humanities author Dan Rule, this lavishly produced quantity showcases 9 years’ value of considerate, music-inspired design. Printed on superior-grade paper, Outdoors Materials presents actual-size reproductions of the label’s most distinctive CD covers alongside macro and micro particulars that additional signify the intriguing paintings. An illustrated catalogue of Preservation releases completes the publication.
Photgraphy: Jacob Ring