In the age of digital downloads, where album artwork has been reduced to a piece of clip art on an iPod’s display screen, it’s actually quite refreshing to see an artist take pride in the packaging of his album again–liner notes, lyric sheet and all!
On February 3, indie-hip-hopper, P.O.S., will release his brand new album Never Better, but he’s already geeking out about the artwork–which has a pre-sale link and a YouTube video to go along with it.
The packaging has a transparent front-side allowing its users the chance to create their own album cover by choosing between 16 solid insert panels and six transparent panels. Confused? That’s why there’s an instructional YouTube clip, duh.
After Never Better is released there will also be an online component which will allow P.O.S. fans the opportunity to customize and print out their own original artwork for the album.
Just like No Age did last year, I’m smelling Grammy nomination (Best Recording Package) for P.O.S. in 2009!
P.O.S., “Goodbye” (off forthcoming Never Better)