The Glowing Stars’ Innovative Album Design

Everyone knows that record sales are pretty stagnant these days. People are no longer buying hard-copies of their favorite albums and are instead resorting to downloading them (sometimes illegally) online. The whole notion of having a collection of records or CDs to sort through and organize is almost nonexistent in the days of iTunes. However, self-proclaimed “8-bit Indie Rock” group, The Glowing Stars have found a way to bring the past to the present and breathe new life into the hardcopy album. Pictured above is their packaging design for their latest album, Anything Past That. Using old Gameboy cartridges and 2GB USB flash drives, these hardcopies contain The Glowing Stars music, photos, videos and other bonus material. I love this kind of innovative design. The nostalgia of the Gameboy cartridge alone makes me want to order a copy.