MUSIC PACKAGING

“Independent Project Press was born out of Bruce Licher’s vision of combining music and packaging in a cohesive, artful and economical whole...  Using the almost extinct method of letterpress printing and such materials as chipboard and metallic ink, Licher conjures up the sense of the desert vernacular.  Each piece is like a relic from a place far from the hustle and bustle of city life and from a time long before computers.

-- Matt Woolman, excerpt from “Sonic Landscapes” chapter in his book Sonic Graphics, Seeing Sound

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Tom Northcott - Sunny Goodge Street, The Warner Bros. Recordings  (10 1/4" square CD folder package)

Rhino Handmade - letterpress edition of 3500 copies, 2011. 

Digital design by Bruce Licher, based on an original illustration by Bob Masse.

Record Labels we have worked with:

THE NUMERO GROUP    MERGE RECORDS      NEW MACHINE RECORDINGS         

R.E.M./ATHENS, L.L.C.     ISLAND RECORDS     BEGGARS BANQUET RECORDS    

A&M RECORDS     CAPITOL RECORDS     WARNER BROS. RECORDS     IN THE RED RECORDS    

HOLLYWOOD RECORDS     POLYGRAM MUSIC PUBLISHING     V2 RECORDS    

VIRGIN RECORDS    RHINO RECORDS     RYKODISC     MCA RECORDS     4.A.D. RECORDS    

J RECORDS     TEEN BEAT RECORDS     TOUCH & GO RECORDS    

WORLD DOMINATION RECORDINGS     ROUGH TRADE RECORDS    

ALTERNATIVE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE     MEDIA FIVE ENTERTAINMENT     UNIVERSAL RECORDS

Recording Artists we have worked with:  

R.E.M.     LIVE     STEREOLAB     SILVERSUN PICKUPS     100 FLOWERS     MERCURY REV

GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS / GRANT LEE BUFFALO     CHUCK PROPHET     GIANT SAND / HOWE GELB     CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN     CRACKER     SAVAGE REPUBLIC     SCENIC     DAVID SYLVIAN     POLVO     NELS CLINE TRIO.    FOR AGAINST     MARK KOZELEK     DARLINGSIDE    

TISA ADAMSON   SILVERTONE PICKUPS    ALAN VEGA   HUNTING LODGE   HUNTING LODGE   LANTERNA   TOM NORTHCOTT   HAROLD BUDD     HANK WILLIAMS, JR.     JOHN LEE HOOKER    

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Harold Budd - Fenceless Night  (Discfolio CD package, style T2, with Digipak tray)

Polygram Music Publishing - offset litho edition of 4000 copies, 1999. 

 

Digital design by Bruce Licher. 

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Neef - 23  (7" ep)

Independent Project Records IP012 - letterpress edition of 1000 copies, 1984. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher.

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v/a - Mai Pen Rai  (custom Discfolio CD package with sliding cardboard tray)

4.A.D. Records - letterpress edition of 3250 copies, 1993. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher, eight different color combinations printed on eight different colored card stocks.

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cardboard packaging for Vinyl Records  CD's & DVD's!

Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age   (triple 7" ep)

Merge Records - letterpress edition of 2000 copies, 1994. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher.

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Half String - Tripped Up Breathing  (Discfolio CD package, style D1)

Independent Project Records IP048CD - letterpress edition of 1620 copies, 1994. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher, with tipped-on color photo by Ari Neufeld.

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v/a - The New Now Sounds of Today  (Discfolio CD package, style A)

Art.Issues Press - letterpress edition of 2000 copies, 2000. 

 

Digital design by Bruce Licher.

Scenic - The Long Sun   (10" ep)

St. Ives Records - letterpress edition of 600 copies, 2004. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher.

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Savage Republic - Tragic Figure, 2nd edition  (7" ep)

Independent Project Records - letterpress edition of 1000 copies, 1984. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher.

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The Dentists - Charms and The Girl  (7" single)

Independent Project Records IP041 - letterpress edition of 1500 copies, 1992.

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher.

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Independent Project Records 10th Anniversary 45  (7" single)

Independent Project Records IP030 - letterpress edition of 1200 copies, 1990. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher

Red Temple Spirits - New Land  (7" single)

Independent Project Records IP026 - letterpress edition of 1200 copies, 1989. 

 

Analog design by Bruce Licher.

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Live - 2000 Millenium Gift  (Discfolio CD package, style D1)

Action Front Records - letterpress edition of 6200 copies, 2000. 

 

Digital design by Bruce Licher

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