We are fortunate to come across some really cool projects to get to work on now and again. This design project for the super group The Baseball Project was a real thrill and honor to get to produce. This band is is composed of Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, R.E.M.), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Gutterball), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), and Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3, Golden Smog). The Baseball Project were recently featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”, you can listen to the interview here. The band’s online store has the CD and tee shirt we did available for purchase too.
R.E.M.?! R.E.M.??? As lifelong R.E.M. fans, we loved getting the chance to help create something unique for this Super Group side project. There’s also a personal story about the old archival photo used on the back of the CD package…We needed a unique image for the back, something that tied in the feel from the old felt pennants design on the front cover. We had recently come across a great old photograph of Earl Pfahlert, our grandfather. In it, he’s posing with his baseball team from Holgate, Ohio. The actual baseball uniform he’s wearing in the photo below was also discovered in a box from the garage. So, the plan now is to frame the photo and include the uniform in a large shadow box (along with a copy of The Baseball Project CD)! We think our Gramps would’ve gotten a kick out of being on this package design, we sure did when it was approved!
Here’s the back with a detail shot of our Grandfather:
Enjoy the rest of the images from this fun project…