Design: Joshua Bokor
Project Type: Student Project
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Course: Design Concepts and Visualization
Tutor: Karl Kohele
Location: Menomonie, USA
Packaging Contents: Vinyl LP
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardstock Paper
Printing Process: Digital Printing
The uncomfortable project involves making a product where its core use was unusable or uncomfortable to use. I decided to make a vinyl record that would have holes punched into it, so that the record would be unplayable due to the needle getting caught into the holes. I wanted these holes to be purposeful and I wanted to add creativity to it. The album is “Khaki Fields” by the artist “Papa Josh Rainy.” I wanted to add personality to it, so I made an album package as well, as if I am the artist that this album is promoting. All of the info within the album is fictional and written by yours truly, along with humor and imagination. What’s included in the package is the record itself, which has holes shaping the words “Khaki Fields” drilled into the actual record with a drill. Also included are the front and back designs, linear notes, photography (directed by myself and taken by a dear friend), and song/preferred coffee beverages for each track.
The actual record itself has a unique design that you won’t see too often in vinyl records. The album is full of personality with its overall design, photography, and writing, and is one that is fictional and is fun to picture what the music would actually sound like if played.