Stuart Semple designs limited edition Officers and Gary Numan record

Artist Stuart Semple has designed the art-work and packaging of Petals, a collaborative charity single by Officers and Gary Numan.

Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple
Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple

Semple, who is the creative director of the band Officers, has designed and made 100 limited edition records which will be sold by the band as they tour with Numan in aid of the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably. 

Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple
Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple

When Officers create a demo for a new track, they send it to Semple-who creates an aesthetic and a way to present it.

Shed for Officers' On the Twelve Thrones album launch by Semple
Shed for Officers’ On the Twelve Thrones album launch by Semple

Previous forays into this artistic synesthesia have led Semple to create a ‘listening shed’ in record shop Rough Trade for Officers’ On The Twelve Thrones album launch.

'Encyclopedia' for Officers' On the Twelve Thrones album launch by Semple
‘Encyclopedia’ for Officers’ On the Twelve Thrones album launch by Semple

Inside was an ‘encyclopedia’ of linocut and screen printed art-work, correspondence between band members and other ephemera, capturing the mood of the album.

For the Petals single Semple has done everything by hand, even hand stamping the CDs and signing the cover art, before bundling everything up into something that resembles a condom wrapper.

Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple
Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple

Each pack contains three different versions of the track: the original, plus two remixes.

A QR code will be attached to the back of each pack, sending people to CALM’s just giving page

 Packaging for Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple
Packaging for Petal by Officers and Gary Numan designed by Stuart Semple

Anyone wanting to get hold of the free records needs to go see Numan on tour, supported by Officers.

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  • Jamie Clinton November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Would love one of these, baught the limited print from your website no13. Going to bournemouth tomorrow. love the album cant wait to see you for real.

    Jamie

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