Pet Shop Boys’ The Electric Box

Farrow has worked with The Vinyl Factory on the design of this limited-edition box set of the new Pet Shop Boys album Electric.

An impression of The Electric Box which is currently being prototyped
An impression of The Electric Box which is currently being prototyped

The Electric Box, as it is known, is limited to just 350 copies, all of which have already been snapped up on pre-orders. You can still gawp at this impression though.

A fluorescent-edged multi-coloured acrylic box has been designed to package the album, which has been pressed on five fluorescent-coloured heavyweight vinyl records (180g), contained in fluorescent outer and inner sleeves.

Sleeve art for the standard version of Electric by Pet Shop Boys was also designed by Farrow
Sleeve art for the standard version of Electric by Pet Shop Boys was also designed by Farrow

It’s not surprising the £500 set has sold out already. A 2009 box set of the band’s Yes album was showcased in the Design Museum, won Creative Review’s Best in Book and was voted Record Collector’s Most Collectible Record of the 21st century.

Farrow and the Vinyl Factory worked closely with The Pet Shop Boys
Farrow and the Vinyl Factory worked closely with The Pet Shop Boys

The Electric Box is not actually released until 7 October 2013 and Farrow says, ‘We are currently prototyping and testing The Electric Box and we are really excited about the direction we are heading – it’s going to be special.

Still from video for Axis - which appears on the new Electric album
Still from video for Axis – which appears on the new Electric album

The Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will sign every copy.

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