Yesterday someone emailed me this link to a current ebay auction. End time: 1/18/09 (Any records I have ever made—all 2 of them—have long since been consigned to similar cutout bins, real and virtual.)
If memory serves, this 1981 DIY single may be the first package I ever designed. All the writing on the sleeve sort of mars the layout, but it just goes to show how you can’t control what happens to your packaging once the product is sold. But, hey, at least this one didn’t end up in a land fill. Yet. (An unmarred view of this cover may be seen here.)
Seems to have once belonged to radio station WRUC in Schenectady, New York. I love the John, Paulo and George thing, although I guess that makes me Ringo—(and completely omits my brother Ken Ludacer, David Hanson, and Kenia who are also credited on the back of this sleeve!) I’m flattered that—(for the sake of a sale)—the seller has gone to the trouble of making and posting an mp3 file of the entire 3 song EP… enabling me, for the time being at least, to share it with you here. (Since you won’t be hearing it on WRUC any time soon.)
Update: Ebay item number 360122471097 had two bidders and sold for $6.50 (+ $4.00 shipping). Sadly the mp3 file appears to have disappeared.
Beach Packaging Design