Band: The Lawrence Arms
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Stupid as it may be, one key factor in my decision to move to Chicago in 2009 was the picture of the city this band’s songs had painted in my head. It’s still kind of unreal to me, then, that I ended up having a hand in this, their career-spanning “retrospectus” double LP. I did all the artwork and illustrations while collaborating with longtime TLA designer David Holtz on layout and creative direction. This rules. FUN FACT: While working on this together David and I found out we live less than a block away from each other.
Gold/white splatter vinyl pictured; there are a few other lovely combos floating around out there as well. All 2xLPs are in a gatefold jacket with fold-out insert (not pictured). Also available on CD with 20-page booklet. All versions are printed in just two ink colors, black and metallic gold (for that extra fancy touch).