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April 15, 2008

Noble Lake's 'jewel case'

Have you ever seen a CD case quite like this one?

The Baltimore-based Americana group Noble Lake recently released their new album Heyday on Creative Capitalism.

The 'jewel case' is actually one big piece of thick, folded paper.

And the CD is folded inside.

As you unfold it ...








You get a lyric sheet:


and, when fully unfolded, a poster:


It's a really great idea.

I mean, what do you do with jewel cases these days?

I throw most of mine out, and keep the CDs in leather CD cases.

I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:36 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Local music


I swear that lake looks like Loch Raven.

Clever design & environmently friendly, too. Hopefully, this will start a trend in CD packaging.

Pretty sure it's Pretty Boy Reservoir -

Awesome design though.

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