We're about to release our first Pegataur album, titled Eternal Flight. We decided that we wanted to do something a little more special than your standard CD packaging. Basically, it is a 13.5" diameter circular image, and it folds up into a square to hold the CD inside and fits snugly in a nice vinyl sleeve. This was a good idea at the time, but pretty difficult to execute due to the custom nature of the project. Finding vendors who could do the custom die cutting and folding of the print was quite a chore, but well worth the leg work, because we made it happen! In time for our show this Friday, no less.
When you remove the CD from the sleeve and unfold the artwork, the front panel looks like this:
And the rear or inside panel (with the track listing) looks like this:
So when you open it up and unfold it, you remove the CD and the track list is revealed. When its folded up and put back in its sleeve, you see the Pegataur seal.
We're very pleased with this design, which was executed flawlessly against our vision for the artwork by our good friend James Kafader. The design is inspired by a classic Eliphas Levi image that represents the Hermetic axiom "As Above, So Below." The 12 sigils that you notice placed near the outside of the circle are actual sigils that were created by analyzing the songs qabalistically as mentioned in my other post about analyzing music esoterically.
You can download the artwork from For Once Records, here.