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Packaging > 13.4 Music / Film Cover

Bladed - Halloween in Bagamoyo

by Rob Mientjes/Erik Haagensen/Håvard W. Gjelseth/Ella W. Gjelseth

The title of the album, Halloween in Bagamoyo, as well as the lyrics are inspired by all the injustice experienced travelling to Bagamoyo, Tanzania – where Henry Morton Stanley started his famous journey looking for Dr. Livingstone. Stanley is remembered as an icon of imperialism, and the idea behind the design was to use one of his books (In Darkest Africa) and replace his texts with the lyrics of the album to get a different set of reflections –closer to how they should have been. To emphasise the age of the book, it is displayed laying in a photo studio, ready to be digitalised and stored. The marbled pattern on the front of the book uses the colors of the national flag of Tanzania.
The limited version of the release comes with a hand bound book with a cd, hand stamped with dates like a library card, where each cover (due to the nature of the marbling technique) is unique.

  • Creative Directors
  • Art Directors
  • Designers Rob Mientjes (typography), Erik Haagensen (book binding, marbling), Håvard W. Gjelseth (art direction), Ella W. Gjelseth (photography)
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Copywriters
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