Posts Tagged ‘CD Design’

Robert Earl Keen / Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


In case you were wondering what we’re listening to in the studio today…. it’s this. What a wonderful world we live in that we got to work with one of our heroes on such an amazing project. If you haven’t picked up a copy ofRobert Earl Keen‘s new record, Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions, get after it.


Reckless Kelly’s Long Night Moon – 2014 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Recording Package!

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Reckless Kelly, Long Night Moon, GRAMMY Nominee, Best Recording Package, Record Packaging, Design, CD COver, Shauna Dodds, Sarah Dodds, Backstage, Austin, Texas, TX, Graphic Design, Nomination


While Back Wednesday: Wheeler Brothers / Gold Boots Glitter

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

A while back, around the beginning of the year, we had the pleasure of working with the Wheeler Brothers on their new record, Gold Boots Glitter. The guys had what everyone thought were two separate and conflicting concepts: one being this really rad glitter-filled jewel case cover and felt letters that Patrick had literally taken an iPhone photo of, and the other being this amazing painting by Molly Brau. To us, however, the two melded together seamlessly.

What resulted was a 10-panel digi with custom die cut pup-up and glitter-coated (literally) sleeve. To see it in all it’s glory, check out the vine below.

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Throwback Thursday: The Britt Lloyd Band / Unlabeled

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

It’s so much fun pulling these old packaging designs out of the archives to shine a little light on them. This classic Backstage Design Studio gem was for The Britt Lloyd Band‘s 2006 debut record, “Unlabeled”. (co-produced by our good friend Adam Odor)

Stop by Lone Star Music to order a copy, today! Or, if you must download, it’s also available on iTunes.

Throwback Thursday: Cody Gill Band / Boxcars

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Cody Gill Band’s debut record, Boxcars, was one of our first packaging designs, and remains one of our favorites. The ornamental design on the front cover was pulled from a vintage book cover, with the addition on two strategically placed dice showing double sixes, or “Boxcars”. Also, each of the background textures were derived from vintage books in the Dodds vintage book collection.  Every scratch, fold, scuff, dirt or other gritty gem is authentic and from an old book sittin’ on the shelf at home.

You can download Boxcars on iTunes or pick up a hardcopy over at Lone Star Music!

Throwback Thursday: Front Porch Texas / Devil In You EP

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

It feels like a lifetime ago that we put this little lady together for Front Porch Texas (comprised of Matt Deaton, James King, Chuck Johnson and Jeremy Barnes ie: the best little Texas Country band you’ve never heard of). It, too, was back in 2004… a long long long time ago. Complete with hand-illustrated she-devil pinup girl, and vintage-style wood block type. I wish I could direct you somewhere to listen to these tunes or purchase a copy, but these have been out of production for 8 some-odd years. So long ago that I’m not sure that we even have a hard-copy, though A while back there was ONE copy for sale on amazon… To create this mockup, we had to dig into the stack of CD backups….that’s right… CD. Backup. Oof. Anyway… here she is:

Rumor has it that FPT is playing a few shows over the next few months in the greater Austin area. Stop by their facebook page for updates on future gigs…