Friday, March 27, 2009

The Musical Secrets of Olden Times Revived!


This is the album cover for my friends the Mason Jar Drinkers. They are preservationists of String Band music from the early 20th century. We've tried to keep their visual identity as period-accurate as possible. The upper left is the South Carolina flag, and the upper right is the snake from the Revolutionary era Gadsden "Don't Tread On Me" flag.


This banner-bearing chick was inspired by an engraving Hunter found in an old farmer's catalog in a library, which he painstakingly copied by hand in order to show me what he was looking for.

This is the CD, which was made to look like a 78 RPM record label. I believe Hunter also saw the word "Vigor" in a farmer's catalog advertisement, and decided it would make a good record label. 041428 is a reference to the date that South Carolina musicians Pink Anderson and Simmie Dooley recorded together.

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