LovesVinyl #14

2020

Designed by Grace Enemaku (Freelance)

Categories: Print / CD / Vinyl / Cassette

Industry: Cultural

Tags: Music / Illustration / Print / Visual Communications / Culture

Dublin Vinyl have a subscription service called LovesVinyl where subscribers receive a selection of vinyls every month, including a bespoke compilation vinyl that is specially pressed every month. For vinyl #14 the compilation highlighted Black Irish artists who are making waves in the local music scene.

The cover design aims to reflect the dual identities of the Black Irish artists featured in the record. The left-hand side features mainstays of Irish culture in the Claddagh ring and pints of plain and the right side depicts elements of the Black experience, illustrated with braided hair and symbols of revolution. The pyramid in the center represents what brings the two together, a passion for music.

The vinyl was pressed on blue PVC to match the vibrant, colourful tone of the project. And the label on each side has different-coloured flames that spin hypnotically as the record plays.