PCA&D faculty member Tom Bejgrowicz has again designed packaging for a nationally-known entity.
On May 14, 2013, the 30th anniversary edition of Huey Lewis and The News' 1983 "Sports" album was released -- and the commemorative packaging and layouts were designed by Tom.
Image (shown above): Copyright 2013 Capitol Records, LLC, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Huey Lewis directly oversaw the project. The anniversary package features memorabilia, expanded liner notes by band-member Gary Graff and rare, never-before-seen photography that Bejgrowicz personally culled from the archives of the original album's photographer, Bennett Hall.
The News' "Sports" album was a monster hit. It reached No. 1 on Billboard 200, ranked No. 2 on Billboard’s year-end sales chart for 1984 (second only to Michael Jackson’s "Thriller"), and sold almost 10 million copies worldwide.
Tom writes: "Digging through the original photos from the iconic album was a lot of fun. Like millions of others watching MTV [in the early 1980s], I remember seeing Huey Lewis and The News videos being played every single day – all day! To work with the photographer on uncovering never-before-seen shots of Huey and the band took me back to my high school days. And to know that, in 2013, Huey was approving the decisions I was making in the design and layout [of the commemorative CD] brought it all full circle."
Copyright 2013 Capitol Records, LLC, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
See more of Tom's work for well-known projects, such as the 50th anniversary of the James Bond series, Pink Floyd merchandise packaging, or his work for country music star Trace Adkins.
Also The Beatles (scroll halfway down this page for the news item) and the Devin Townsend Project.
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