Philip Marshall

Asset 1

The Black Book
iDEAL Recordings, 2018

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his record label, iDEAL Recordings, Joachim Nordwall compiled ‘The Black Book’. Across three 12” vinyls, it presents previously unreleased works from friends of the label: JASSS, Jim O’Rourke, Dungeon Acid, John Duncan, Stephen O’Malley and more…

Joachim’s distributors, Boomkat, requested the artwork be created in black and white only. I took 3,000 words from reviews of previous iDEAL releases on Boomkat’s website, scrambled them using an online cut-up text generator and then typeset them as though they were spreads in a book. Across the outer cover and three inner covers I then redacted sections of the copy.