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Sounds from the Periphery

Featuring ambient music from a variety of Portland's beatmakers, the double LP is The Periphery's first release as a label.

Going primarily black and white with touches of bright color was an appropriate way to describe the music: fundamentally discreet and meditative, with flashes of energetic experimentation. While I handled the graphic layout and typography of the packaging, I knew this needed some spacious, original art.

The artist, Ben Daniel, described it this way:

“This eclectic ambient compilation inspired a ‘paint to music’ freestyle session with an emerging theme of emptiness and austerity, which ultimately informed the packaging design. With the addition of color details and a Periphery logo cutout, we were able to provide a touch of flare and curiosity without sacrificing the prominent themes.”

This special, limited object highlights something peripheral and underrated: our local gems.