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Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM
The "Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972)" has received a Grammy Award for "Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging." The titles of Creative Director, Art Director and Designer are mutually shared between designer Gary Burden, artist Jenice Heo and Neil Young, who collaborated together throughout the design process.
The archive is as much about the music as the journey that inspired the music over the past decades. It includes a replica of the journal Young kept through the years, with photos, news clippings and handwritten lyrics.
Sustainability advocates, Young and Burden chose to use Mohawk Via for the journal and the disc jackets. Mohawk's use of windpower grabbed the team's attention. "Neil's music has endured and we wanted the Archive package to stand up to that. And we like knowing that we used a paper that is helping our environment to endure," says Burden.
Check out Burden's blog about the project at http://garyburdenforrtwerk.com.